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Delivering Greater Service to Utility Customers Through Smart Technology

Delivering Greater Service to Utility Customers Through Smart Technology

In 2017 South Australian Water implemented a “smart network” in Adelaide’s CBD, using smart technology to listen to the water network for leaks, reducing the impact of water main failures on customers, and maximising the life of the water supply network. The broad role out of smart sensor technology to monitor water networks isn’t extensively used around the world, in fact SA Water is the first water utility in Australia to do so on this scale. We recently interviewed Peter ....

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Building the Business Case for an Asset Performance Management System

Building the Business Case for an Asset Performance Management System

With all the hype around the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT), digital transformation and Industry 4.0, we’re all familiar with the amazing potential Asset Performance Management (APM) presents. But when it comes to persuading executives, it won’t be enough to have an incredible technical system – the answer comes down to dollars and cents. To be an effective internal champion, it’s important you learn how to present a sound business case. The first thing to do when building a business ....

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8 Leadership Lessons From a World #1 Cricket Coach

8 Leadership Lessons From a World #1 Cricket Coach

Ever wondered whether it’s possible to attract industry-best employees; keep them the longest; and get the best output from the rest of your people? Paddy Upton is a world-leading expert in human performance. His work is disruptive and despite two masters’ degrees and a decade of research into traditional performance, Paddy became accustomed to “That’s interesting but it won’t work”. But in 2009 his out-of-the-box leadership approach got the attention of a struggling Indian cricket team. In 2010 his coaching propelled ....

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5 Steps to Developing Critical Asset Strategy with ISO 55000 

5 Steps to Developing Critical Asset Strategy with ISO 55000 

At the Mainstream Conference in 2017, Andrew Schweitzer, Cold Reduction Maintenance Strategist from BlueScope, spoke about how the company broke down the requirements of ISO 55000 to identify and develop a strategy for managing their critical equipment. Here are some of the takeaways from their journey to critical asset management strategy with ISO 55000.   Note: You can also listen to the full audio of this presentation, linked with slides here.   What Drove the Need for Implementing The ISO 55000 Standard at Bluescope?  BlueScope is a large steel solutions, manufacturing and distribution company employing ....

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Which Maintenance Scorecard Is Best: Simple, Pyramid or Full Audit?

Which Maintenance Scorecard Is Best: Simple, Pyramid or Full Audit?

Scorecards offer an easy way to track and evaluate maintenance effectiveness. They give a quick picture of your capability and help you to effectively target areas for improvement. They are also an important tool to help justify obtaining additional resources for your mission to achieve continuous improvement. But not all scorecards are the same. There are many different kinds of scorecards, each with different levels of detail included. So which scorecard should you use for your organisation? We are going ....

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