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  • SIMPLE - Benchmarking
    management program should be driven using a 25 year sustainable value chain This value chain is used to derive an organisation s confidence rating and it is this confidence rating that is used in all our benchmarking activities In other words our benchmarking is done from a long term sustainable perspective and not just to measure we are very good in this area at this point in time It provides

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  • SIMPLE - Quality Framework
    ensure it was done across the enterprise We recorded our processes and ensured that we followed them However it tended to be focused on the enterprise s internal processes and not on world best practices Then input or process benchmarking was developed to allow organizations to compare their input processes or the quality with which they manage their business TQM allowed us to really improve the performance of our specialist areas especially from an efficiency perspective It enabled us to drive improvement in the divisions or silos of our businesses However it was perceived as not suited to the public sector and especially the management of large infrastructure portfolios What was wrong with this was that TQM Was focused on the private sector in which there were many variables not present in the public sector Didn t recognize that the prime role of any infrastructure service delivery is the management of the life cycle of these complex assets portfolios as it was primarily developed to serve manufacturing industries It is noted that over 85 cents in every dollar spent in service delivery is spent on life cycle asset management activities related to the infrastructure Therefore the focus needs to be on the way we manage this life cycle The acronym TEAM was developed to recognize The importance of working as a team in an asset centric organization The emphasis required for asset management to recognize That these assets have extremely long lives That we are managing them for present and future generations That they require a long term vision to ensure they are sustainably managed TEAMQF was developed to overcome these weaknesses by making the organization work better as a team with an asset service delivery focus rather than a silo efficiency mentality It allows the organization to address the key issue of the effectiveness of our life cycle asset management decisions The TEAM aspect also recognizes that over 50 of the benefits that can be achieved through advanced asset management are delivered through the success of the cultural change aspect or the People Issues and the Organizational Issues both described in Level 3 of SIMPLE In other words the benefits depend on the way in which these new approaches are bedded down into the normal day to day culture of the organization The TEAMQF quality framework combines TQM and plans for improving our performance where it is justified The core components of a quality system are effective processes which must be clearly and precisely described and available to all staff This feedback loop leading to the modification of ideas and activities and to active sharing and dissemination of good practice is central to the proper operation of quality assurance systems The TEAMQF quality system encourages a double positive attitude we are doing well but can do better TEAMQF is the Total Enterprise Asset Management Quality Framework tool which is used to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of asset management practices to achieve the organization s overall goals and objectives

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  • SIMPLE - Water Research Foundation and WERF Project Synopsis
    in recent years yet many U S water utilities do not see a clear path for embarking on an AM program or recognize the potential benefits of AM Some utilities believe that they need to gather more information before they can effectively implement an AM program WRF report 90821 2001 Others have voiced the need for AM practices and tools tailored to the drinking water industry Advanced Asset Management Collaborative Workshop May 2005 EPA s Office of Wastewater Management Starting an AM program is a daunting task and AM programs require time and effort to update and maintain as new data and knowledge become available However the benefits of implementing AM programs at water utilities have been demonstrated Case studies of Australian utilities have shown quick return on investment from AM programs through reduced O M costs WRF report 90821 2001 With time these AM programs became more robust with information additions and yielded increased cost savings BACKGROUND TO SIMPLE WERF s Sustainable Infrastructure Management Program Learning Environment SIMPLE SIMPLE a knowledge base on strategic asset management in web format was created for WERF Project 03 CTS 14 by GHD firm and reviewed by a WERF Project Steering Committee WERF holds the copyright to SIMPLE and a license to the program content for its subscribers The content is tailored to the U S wastewater industry yet is mostly based on international asset management experience from countries like Australia and New Zealand WERF provides SIMPLE at no cost to their subscribers and may make it available for a fee to non subscribers SIMPLE is being integrated into the EPA training programs on AM SIMPLE was designed specifically for the wastewater industry and incorporates wastewater specific tools graphics guidelines templates asset management plans interactive training aids glossary of terms web links and

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  • SIMPLE - Important Messages and Case Studies from the USEPA
    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 Project Background Important Messages and Case Studies from the USEPA Other resources that are consistent with the material on this site include The USEPA Local Government Advisory Committee Water Infrastructure Successful Strategies for

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  • SIMPLE - Acknowledgements
    Committee Mr Walter Graf Project Director WERF Ms Maureen Hodgins Project Director Water Research Foundation Mr Steve Allbee U S Environmental Protection Agency Mr Scott Haskins Manager Utility Solutions CH2M Hill Mr Wayne Green Senior Project Manager for Water and Wastewater Division York Region Mr Jeff Leighton City of Portland Water Bureau Mr Larry A Johnson Palm Beach County Water Utilities Mr Christopher J Hebberd City of Atlanta Bureau of Drinking Water SIMPLE Industry Review Board Mr Shawn Coffman City of Charlotte Utilities Department Mr Stephen W Bockmemeier Albuquerque Bernalillo County Utility Department Mr Louis Martinez Albuquerque Bernalillo County Utility Department Ms Madeline F Goddard Phoenix Water Services Don Wilaby Colorado Springs Utilities John Griffin City of Atlanta Bureau of Drinking Water GHD Staff Mr Andrew Sneesby Project Director and Development Manager Mr Duncan Rose Technical Development Manager America Mr Chris Perry Sub Contractor Socket Software The following personnel are recognized for their contribution to the development of the original SIMPLE Tool for Wastewater Dr Roy Ramani Project Director WERF Dr Mike Sweeney Principal Consultant EMA Mr Steve Allbee U S Environmental Protection Agency Ms Tyler Richards Gwinnett County Dept of Public Utilities Mr Roger Dolan Consultant Mr Scott Haskins

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  • SIMPLE - How do I navigate?
    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 How to use SIMPLE How do I navigate The Table of Contents on the left side of the screen is the primary navigation tool You will note the item is highlighted where the cursor sits As you click on a

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  • SIMPLE - Printing
    Feedback What is SIMPLE 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 How to use SIMPLE Printing As you navigate through SIMPLE you may wish to save print or email one of the graphics When you mouse over the

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  • SIMPLE - Common Problems
    properly This site is recommended for Internet Explorer version 7 0 or above If you are having trouble with other browsers we advise you upgrade your browser to Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 5 or above Error 404 or File not found or Page not found These error messages do not mean there is a problem with your browser or setup Please notify ghdamsupport ghd com au if these error messages

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