Systemic Asset Life Cycle Management

It is quite often difficult in the context of the annual budget process to present solid arguments for how much maintenance and servicing your assets actually require, and what risks will be taken if budgets are cut back. There is the need for an integrated asset management system which takes into account the concept of sustainable increases in value. In the course of this three-day workshop you will work out an integrated maintenance philosophy and the corresponding management model. This model encompasses the issues by visualising relevant interrelationships and by making it possible to simulate decisions. The result: maintenance decisions which can be appraised.

This is what you will learn in our seminar

  • How does one argue one's case when funding is being planned?
  • What role is played by the maintenance philosophy, and what components does it include?
  • What factors are used to determine a model for simulating maintenance decisions?
  • What key data provide an adequately precise description of the quality of maintenance and asset management?
  • What tools are required to implement and manage the maintenance philosophy?
  • How can I implement the workshop results in my job?


  • The initial situation
    - Macroeconomic factors (mergers, spin-offs, outsourcing, profit centres, unbundling, etc.)
    - Wrong objectives
    - The behaviour of complex systems
    - The "typical" budget process and the role-based behaviour of participants
  • Working out the requirement for a maintenance philosophy
    - Reflection on previous experience with modern management models and the barriers to their implementation
    - Determination of indirect interrelationships
    - Consequences for dealing with organisational complexity
    - Asset Management 2010: Where do we want to go?
    - Development of the elements of a maintenance philosophy
    - Transformation of the maintenance philosophy into a management model
  • Working out a systemic approach
    - The planning and budgeting process
    - Definition of influencing factors
    - Working out the interpretation and management variables
    - Necessary tools and methods
    - Object-related analytic tools for maintenance strategies
  • Development of an model by way of example
    - Interactive collection and documentation of the influencing factors
    - Joint compilation of a sufficiently precise set of variables
    - Development of the necessary criteria matrix
    - Setting up the influence matrix
    - Simulation, analysis and interpretation of the example model
  • Outline of the methodological procedure for implementation at your company
    - Summary and evaluation of results
    - Structure and contents of a project template