Tips On Asset Performance Management
Asset management refers to the art and science of deriving as much value as possible from various things in the company. The main aim of asset management is to reduce wastage and produce more results with less by making sure that every available asset is working at its peak to achieve this goal. Case and point is carefully taking care of a machine so well such that it supersedes its expected lifetime or anticipating wear and tear effects in the production line and repairing them before they compromise production. Another important aspect of asset management is trying to understand how various machine function and how they can be operated for peak performance. It falls on asset managers the duty to investigate the expected performance of various resources and being able to detect machines that are faulty early enough for repairs to be done.
One of the areas that has been immensely affected by the Internet of Things is asset management. This has resulted in more managers embracing various technologies to help them get more value from their resources. There are a couple of technological advancements that have permeated asset management and they include data mining, machine learning systems, energy monitoring and even RFID tagging.
However, even in the abundance of so much intricate technology some of the changes that need to be effected to achieve the best results do not involve expensive and intricate technology but just some minor technology changes.
One of the key drivers of asset management is data that can be acted upon as soon as it arrives. One of the ways to be always getting actionable data is to set up systems that can get data at any time and convey it to any place. One method to do this is create a system that creates data when a machine is being used then transfers it to the cloud for analysis to get various insights. This data can be relayed to the floor manager through a mobile device so that he is aware of what is going on no matter where he is. This does not mean that the company is affecting the work-life-balance of its employees.
Rather it just means that there is a responsible person that can action on the data and be able to contain, control or even avert a crises. This will eliminate the hustle that managers have to remain glued to their screens since there will be automated systems that have been setup to issue notifications and alerts in case something is not working the way it is intended to work.
This also allows more free time for your employees because it removes them from being in a 24/7 work cycle state by creating a system that can catch and avert any potential disasters early enough.