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John Woodhouse is one of the most widely known experts in integrated asset management. With a background in oil and gas upstream and downstream operations (Shell Expro in the UK, Norway, Brunei, Netherlands) and major engineering (senior management positions in Kvaerner).

He launched TWPL in 1995 as a consortium of former senior industrial managers to provide pragmatic advice and support in the embedding of good practices and development of asset management competences.

John is also a founding member, council member, life fellow and chair of experts panel for the Institute of Asset Management. He was project director for the British Standards Institute/IAM development of the PAS 55 standard for asset management.

John was appointed a principal expert to represent the UK on the International Standard for Asset Management (ISO 55000 – published in 2014).

John is also author of the book ‘Managing Industrial Risk’, Publ. Chapman & Hall, 1993 and ‘Asset management decision-making: the SALVO Process’, and lectures widely around the world at conferences and through university and in-house management training programmes.

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In the follow up to his previous exploration of the so-called “asset swamp”, John Woodhouse outlines a four-point checklist for switching to a culture based on demand-driven data specification...Full Article »
The fact is, most companies just don’t know what to do with the majority of the data they’re collecting. So it just sits there. Demand-driven data is what companies should strive for. In this article, John Woodhouse highlights the pre-preparation and realisation needed to make this process work....Full Article »
Successful asset management is predicated on a clear understanding of the intention of the system prior to implementation. John Woodhouse points to four main mistakes that businesses make when putting in place EAM software and offers ways to avoid these derailments...Full Article »
In John Woodhouse’s continuing series on the science of asset management, he identifies why a system to manage assets is so detrimentally-confused with maintenance software...Full Article »
IT has become the backbone of most modern enterprise, facilitating the entire business journey. In this article, John Woodhouse illustrates four areas in which IT can be a key enabler for asset-heavy organisations...Full Article »
In the final part in his series on asset management, John Woodhouse proposes a new way of thinking about the asset journey and the realities to confront along the way...Full Article »
In the fourth part of John Woodhouse’s assessment of asset management, he explores why the inevitability of major disasters frequently leaves companies shocked and in economic turmoil...Full Article »
Asset management can make a significant impact when companies start thinking about the systems – the collections of assets that provide value – and stop focusing on maintenance of individual components. In the third part of John Woodhouse's series on asset management, we find out how...Full Article »
In the second part of John Woodhouse's series on the asset management approach to the hazardous industries, he outlines the duality necessary to get the best out of this methodology...Full Article »
In the wake of the oil price descent, improving asset management should be a key addition to the top of the strategic agenda for industries both large and small. In this first part of John Woodhouse's walk-through of the benefits of asset management, we take a look at four separate issues that could be solved by this emerging science....Full Article »
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