Enterprise asset management

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Enterprise asset management (EAM) means the whole life optimal management of the physical assets of an organization to maximize value.[clarification needed] It covers such things as the design, construction, commissioning, operations, maintenance and decommissioning/replacement of plant, equipment and facilities. "Enterprise" refers to the management of the assets across departments, locations, facilities and, in some cases, business units. By managing assets across the facility, organizations can improve utilization and performance, reduce capital costs, reduce asset-related operating costs, extend asset life and subsequently improve ROA (return on assets).

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  • Baird, G. "Defining Public Asset Management for Municipal Water Utilities". Journal American Water Works Association May 2011, 103:5:30, wwww.awwa.org
  • Physical Asset Management(Springer publication) Nicholas Anthony John,2010.
  • Enterprise Asset Management 2.0