TC251 is in the process of developing guidance articles that clarify and further document specific aspects of the ISO 55000 series of standards. Articles will be published in this section as they become available.
Everyone is talking about ISO 55001 and the benefits it brings. ISO 55001 is a set of requirements for an Asset Management System. So what is an AMS? How does an AMS contribute to delivering good asset management and ultimately help you to derive value from your asset base? Available as PDF in: English.
There appears to be widespread conventional wisdom that aligning asset-related financial and non-financial information is costly and requires years of hard work and culture change. Is that really so? This article proposes a framework as a means of fostering alignment, that can be applied in any organization. Available in: English.
This paper highlights the important interrelationship of two management system standards developed to improve overall organizational performance: ISO 55001 - Asset Management and ISO 41001 - Facility Management. Available as PDF in: English - Español - Chinese - Japanese.
Have you ever felt like your engineering teams, financial teams and operational teams are speaking a different language? You know they all have a role to play in the decision-making process but aligning their viewpoints, terminology and objectives seems difficult. Alignment of processes and functions in asset management in an organisation is a way forward to help overcome this problem. This first article explains why alignment is important. Available as PDF in: English - Español - Chinese - Japanese.
Good asset management is a key enabler for organizations seeking to contribute to the achievement of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Asset management provides clarity of purpose and the management system to ensure that good intentions are turned into practical reality. This article illustrates how asset management contributes directly to seven of the SDG. Available as PDF in: English - Español - Chinese - Japanese.
This article addresses a simple question: Do you mean Asset Management or Managing Assets? People and organizations have been caring for assets since mankind first invented tools. Over the years we have derived entire disciplines to help define the best ways to care for those assets through their lives and as such we have been Managing Assets for ever. With the advent of the formal discipline of Asset Management some 20 years ago there has been a development of structured approaches to assure stakeholders that those care activities are focused on deriving value for the organization and not just promoting ‘gold-plated’ care arrangements. Available as PDF in: English - Français - Español - Deutsch - Chinese - Japanese.
Organizations have a strong focus on financial management whether it be a public sector organization that must demonstrate financial sustainability to its citizenry or a private sector, for-profit organization that must demonstrate profitability. This article highlights the benefits of a strong alignment between technical and financial management. Available as PDF in: English - Español - Chinese - Japanese.