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Creating an Asset Management Roadmap Using Process Improvement Methodology: Joint webcast with PEMAC & SMRP

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Original date: 
Monday, January 22, 2018

Asset Management Roadmaps aren’t always perfect. Often they are a work in progress. In this webcast participants will see the journey that EPCOR Water Services Inc. (EWSI) undertook when developing its Asset Management Roadmap/Framework, and learn that even with challenges along the way, the organization overall ended up with a greater understanding and acceptance of asset management.

EWSI’s initial framework, developed in 2011, was closely aligned with BSI PAS 55 and later revised to reflect ISO 55000 standards. Participants will learn more about the organization’s first attempt at a typical management system development process that took place over the next 24 month period, and see how this initial approach was unsuccessful.

With lessons learned, the organization revised its approach in 2013, looking at asset management related gaps with EWSI operations and used process improvement methodology to develop procedures and tools to resolve those gaps. One of the major gaps identified was lack of asset management plans. The next year, a pilot project focusing on the 10-Steps of asset management (SIMPLE) was completed.

Participants will see how this pilot project demonstrated the start-to-finish development of an asset management plan, and the development and field testing of several standards, procedures and tools that would become part of EWSI’s asset management framework. This approach demonstrated the value of asset management, resulting in greater understanding and acceptance of asset management throughout EWSI.

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Practitioner Produced
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Asset Management Framework Subject: 
00 Asset Management - General, 01 Strategy & Planning, 02 Asset Management Decision Making, 03 Lifecycle Delivery, 5.02 Asset Management Leadership, 5.04 Organizational Culture, 6.03 Sustainable Development, 6.04 Management of Change, 6.09 Stakeholder Engagement
Maintenance Management Framework Subject: 
01 Business & Organization Context, 1.1 Requirements & Expectations, 1.3 Mgmt & Operational Frameworks
Author Title: 
Manager, Britannia Mine Water Treatment Plant
Author Employer: 
EPCOR Utilities Inc.
Author Bio: 

Formerly an Asset Management Strategy Specialist, Lindsay is currently the Manager of Britannia Mine Water Treatment Plant for EPCOR Utilities Inc. located in British Columbia.  In her previous roles, she has been involved with the development of the internal Asset Management Framework, and provided support to EPCOR's municipal and industrial water treatment sites, including assisting with the development and optimization of planned maintenance schedules, asset renewal/replacement modelling and forecasting, and the facilitation of asset criticality and maintenance review/optimization workshops. In her current role, Lindsay is the site manager for Britannia Mine Water Treatment Plant. She holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta and is a professional engineer in the Province of Alberta and the Province of British Columbia.