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4 Impending Disruptions Asset Management Professionals Can’t Afford to Ignore

4 Impending Disruptions Asset Management Professionals Can’t Afford to Ignore

We are living in an age of unprecedented disruption Once-lucrative revenue models are under siege Market structures and distribution channels that have been stable for decades are crumbling before our eyes The demise of brands such as Kodak, Borders and Blockbuster leaves us with little doubt – shift is happening and no business is immune The frightening fact is that most businesses don’t realise they are becoming obsolete until it’s almost too late So is the asset management industry at ....

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Technology in Asset Management: How to Cut Through the Hype to Offer True Value

Drones, 3D Mapping, Artificial Intelligence, Automation Not long ago these were solely the domain of technology companies to explore However, with the increasing democratisation of technology today, these technologies are creeping into mainstream industries, including asset management, and it’s changing the fundamentals of how we work Here’s an excerpt from our Asset Management 2017 Industry Snapshot which details the community’s drive to adopt this technology and what they hope to achieve by using it “There is a democratisation of technology ....

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Engineering is Logical, People are Not

Engineering is Logical, People are Not

I’m not saying engineers can’t lead people, but the bottom line is engineering is logical, people are not Management is also more about logic, ie budgets, resources, ROI, where leadership is more about emotions, trust and respect – you don’t think trust, you feel trust So what do YOU need to do to be more successful as a leader not just a manager Consider the following: You might be your team’s manager, but would your team vote for you as ....

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How to Conquer Work In Progress (WIP) Overload

How to Conquer Work In Progress (WIP) Overload

While you and your co-workers can see widgets on an assembly line, asset registers, maintenance plans or work orders, knowledge work is mostly invisible Your work-in-process (WIP) grows Before you know it, you’re overloaded You can’t think deeply about what you’re doing, let alone find enough time for continuous improvement Productivity slows Mistakes and defects grow Morale and job satisfaction decline Planning is nearly impossible Sound familiar As a former engineer, Jim Benson knows this scenario all too well But ....

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Why Asset Management Practices are a Moral Imperative for Corporate Executives

Why Asset Management Practices are a Moral Imperative for Corporate Executives

In many asset intensive companies around the world, corporate executives are more focused on achieving financial results than the technical aspects of running a company They know they have highly talented, technical people who will worry about that What they often don’t understand is the impact that asset management practises have on the financial performance of the company at the enterprise level, as well as all of the other benefits that executives tout as a high priority and important to ....

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