Enterprise asset management is the lifecycle management of an organization’s physical assets (objects, installations, systems, buildings, etc.) across departments and facilities, with the goal of improving quality and efficiency.
Every business owner wants to maximize uptime, cut costs, reduce risks and accidents and deliver the highest quality products or services. To achieve these objectives, enterprise assets — from production machinery and real estate to entreprise equipment — need to be used and managed as efficiently as possible. Enter enterprise asset management (EAM): a holistic approach focused on managing all information, structured and unstructured, related to physical assets throughout their entire lifecycles, helping companies deal with the irregularities of an ever-changing world.
From design to decommission
Optimizing the use and value of enterprise assets can happen in several ways. For production lines, for example, it can mean minimizing downtime or energy costs. For small assets, like hand tools, it can mean ensuring that they are always available to use.
By keeping track of the entire lifecycle of an asset from design to decommission, smart EAM allows you to proactively plan maintenance, order spare equipment before the existing tools break down, and keep track of the whereabouts, status and value of all assets in general. In case of incidents or quality issues, EAM solutions – in combination with Asset Information Management solutions – build extensive knowledge bases that will even help you retrace the steps of one or more assets and identify causes.
EAM helps businesses to:
New and emerging trends, including the IoT (Internet of Things), mobile, predictive and cognitive maintenance, artificial intelligence (AI) and KPI-monitoring are even further broadening the possibilities of EAM. In many companies, field workers can get all the information they need about a certain asset by scanning its unique tag with a mobile device. AI and cognitive technologies allow operations managers to determine which production units might be prone to standstills through the identification of data anomalies. The possibilities are virtually endless.
How we can help you
Why choose delaware?
Cost to serve provides an objective, comprehensive view of how different business departments influence each other
Data is an enterprise asset that needs to be managed as thoughtfully as money or employees
New technologies enable increasingly flexible and more intelligent maintenance operations
In a world that is becoming ever more digital, it’s important to come forward as one organization
The Internet of Things is what drives smart cities, industry 4.0 and the factories of the future