Assets are essential to our everyday lives. The transportation we use, buildings we work in, facilities treating the water we drink and grids delivering power to us are all assets that must be managed and maintained to continuously deliver.
Although a necessity and central to society, asset management can also be a vast source of value creation that is largely untapped. However, more often than not it is executed poorly, and outdated approaches are being used, resulting in under-performance and losses.
Alarmingly, a global survey conducted by Arcadis in 2015 found that 80% of asset owners indicated that they did not have a complete understanding of what assets they possessed, their condition, or the required maintenance activities and budget.
“We are in the middle of an asset management revolution”
Effective asset management is crucial to ensuring long-term performance and unlocking value. Understandably then, the role of asset management is changing. We are in the middle of an asset management revolution, which is fundamentally expanding its scope. As organizations increasingly need to fund and maintain more assets, the role of asset management is changing.
‘On the road to an Asset Management revolution’ is the first in a series of Arcadis reports on the topic. It seeks to analyze the role and evolution of asset management in organizations, and address how value can be realized through the implementation of successful programs.
Both public and private organizations will have to implement effective plans to optimize their assets to remain competitive. The size of the prize for those who succeed is vast.
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