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  • SIMPLE - SIMPLE
    SIMPLE Home Scorecard Glossary Weblinks EPA Training Search Feedback Privacy Disclaimer

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  • SIMPLE - What Level of Asset Management
    helps users to make more informed decisions about implementing asset management and developing a first level asset management plan By applying to become a subscriber of either WERF or WRF users will have access to all the guidelines tools and case studies in the Practitioner level entry Introductory Level The Level 1 SIMPLE web tool is considered to be a basic asset management program learning environment for the NOVICE user someone who has some knowledge not an expert but someone who has been managing assets for a considerable period This tool is available free to anyone through the WERF and WRF web site Users who access this part of SIMPLE will see restricted access to the menu for the Practitioner Level suite of guidelines tools and case studies Practitioner Level This level provides more advanced asset management models and processes using examples and case studies from research of world wide best practices It includes advanced processes and tools to assist users to undertake life cycle modeling and financial planning The Practitioner Level programs will continue to build more specialist advanced modules such as strategic planning maintenance planning reliability centered maintenance and risk assessment Other tools include optimised renewal and life cycle cost analysis whole of business planning budget preparation project and program management asset handover asset rationalization and disposal levels of service and customer consultation surveys To reach this point could take asset managers a considerable period of time This module is being developed to allow continuity of the level of expertise for advanced users so the momentum is not reduced Want to find out your level Simply answer 10 simple questions on our scorecard below and press the Score Me button Scorecard Knowledge Awareness Question No None Little Some Average Good Excellent 1 Have you read the International Infrastructure

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  • SIMPLE - Glossary - A
    assessed SIMPLE recognizes four core failure or distress modes Availability Capacity Performance Level of Service Mortality Reliability and Economic Source D1 Asset Management AM A systematic approach to the procurement maintenance operation rehabilitation and disposal of one or more assets It integrates the utilization of assets and their performance with the business requirements of asset owners or users Asset management is all about the continuous alignment of asset performance to meet service delivery outputs to deliver the desired outcomes Source A4 A management paradigm and a body of management practices that is applied to the entire portfolio of infrastructure assets at all levels of the organization which seeks to minimize the total cost of acquiring operating maintaining and renewing the organization s assets within an environment of limited resources while continuously delivering the service levels customers desire and regulators require at an acceptable level of business risk to the organization Asset Management Information System AMIS A computer based software system for collecting and analyzing data and extracting meaningful information on the performance of existing assets and their operating costs Often called an Enterprise Asset Management System or EAMS Source A4 Asset Management Plan AMP A document that identifies the short and long term service delivery requirements of the portfolio of assets belonging to an organization It provides a framework for managing an asset or group of assets from within the asset portfolio Source S2 modified Asset Management Strategy A preferred strategy outlining the minimum acceptable asset performance criteria needed to support service delivery including resource levels for human fiscal and IT for the required functionality Source A4 Asset Performance The measurement of the achievement of pre determined outputs arising from the existence and operation of assets using a range of performance targets that measure the individual and collective contribution an asset makes towards service delivery and or business outputs Source L1 Asset Register A systematic record of assets and their attributes The asset register provides information for strategic planning and operational management by asset custodians including physical condition details financial details asset performance and service delivery performance indicators and targets Source L1 Asset Register Hierarchical Structure A structure for an asset register typically a tree or pyramid structure which allows aggregation of data from the lowest level up to the highest for useful and appropriate reporting Asset Rehabilitation Work performed on an existing asset to ensure that it s performance capacity and capability meets its pre determined performance target It does not refer to work that transforms the asset to an as new condition Painting a school classroom and replacing its floor covering replacing x ray equipment in a hospital milling and repaving a section of road all fall within this category Source A4 Asset Renewal The replacement or reconstruction of an existing asset with a new asset The distinction here is that the resultant asset is transformed to an as new condition Demolishing and rebuilding new classrooms or a hospital ward fall within this category Source A4 Renewal itself

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  • SIMPLE - Weblinks
    Practitioner Tools Weblinks Asset Management Web Sites This area has been designed to allow links to asset management sites to be incorporated into the SIMPLE tool The sites below have been included as a starting point for providing awareness to asset management practitioners Please forward to ghdamsupport ghd com au any other sites which you believe should be included Water Environment Research Foundation Water Research Foundation US Environmental Protection Agency

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  • SIMPLE - Interactive Training
    Can Asset Management Help Me Project Background How to use SIMPLE What is SIMPLE Getting Started Pathways to Asset Management Effective Implementation Asset Management for Small Utilities Interactive Training EPA Asset Management Training Material SIMPLE Webcasts Practitioner Contents GASB 34 The 10 Steps to Asset Management Asset Management Guidelines Develop an Improvement Plan Reports Case Studies SAM Practitioner Tools Contents Interactive Training This topic covers the following areas EPA Asset

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  • SIMPLE - How Can Asset Management Help Me?
    Contents GASB 34 The 10 Steps to Asset Management Asset Management Guidelines Develop an Improvement Plan Reports Case Studies SAM Practitioner Tools Contents How Can Asset Management Help Me Applying the practices recommended in this guide will help you improve the management of your system by Increasing your knowledge of your system which will allow you to make better financial decisions This is useful information when considering options to address various system challenges such as meeting regulatory requirements or upgrading system security Reducing system down time and the number of emergency repairs since you will have planned for the replacement and rehabilitation of your assets Prioritizing rehabilitation and replacement needs and providing time to research cost effective alternatives Showing investors and the public that you are using their money effectively and efficiently which may make them more likely to increase investment or tolerate rate increases Giving you greater access to financial assistance Some funding sources give applicants extra credit higher priority ratings for having an asset management plan or a capital improvement plan For additional information on funding sources see Sources of Financial Assistance to Drinking Water Systems EPA s Sources of Technical and Financial Assistance Workbook EPA 816 K

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  • SIMPLE - How to Subscribe
    to Subscribe WERF If you are interested in subscribing to WERF visit the Join WERF link on our home page where you can find detailed information on types of subscribers and the benefits of a WERF subscription On the types of subscribers page you will find the 2012 rate sheet as well as a summary of benefits for utilities like yours If you decide to join WERF you may return

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  • SIMPLE - What is SIMPLE?
    How to Subscribe How Can Asset Management Help Me Project Background How to use SIMPLE What is SIMPLE Overview Vision Benefits Quality Framework Getting Started Pathways to Asset Management Effective Implementation Asset Management for Small Utilities Interactive Training Practitioner Contents GASB 34 The 10 Steps to Asset Management Asset Management Guidelines Develop an Improvement Plan Reports Case Studies SAM Practitioner Tools Contents What is SIMPLE This topic covers the following

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