Asset Management Advisory
When ANSTO was faced with assets that were over half way through their lifecycle and no formal method to manage and maintain them, they approached Innovative Thinking (IT) to develop an asset management journey plan. The planned doubling of its experimental capacity left the management team with a problem; to ensure maximum availability while processing twice as many experiments. The asset management plan focussed on the Australian Synchrotron; a strategic resource for Australia collaborating with Australian universities and international academic and scientific institutions. Experiments conducted with the Synchrotron frequently lead to a range of scientific research and publications that promotes commercial product development and academic leadership.
Innovative Thinking (IT) reviewed the existing systems and processes to identify gaps and provided the Plant maintenance team with an asset management journey plan that staged the implementation of an asset management system, introducing basic, intermediate and advanced management practices that enabled better risk management of assets, improved reliability of the Synchrotron services and optimised the costs of replacement and service. The journey plan design was based on the following assessments:
Defining the organisational context
Reviewing risk-based decision-making processes
Identifying the asset classes
Developing the asset management stakeholder map
Identifying the key Synchrotron services
Identifying a performance and condition data specification for critical assets
Aligning assets, services and goals
Identifying asset and service performance requirements
Identifying supplier performance reporting requirements
Registration of assets
Innovative Thinking (IT) used this analysis as the basis of a journey plan to build the asset management system (AMS) introducing the changes as part of a staged implementation.