Benefits of process standardization
Standardized processes allow information to be shared more easily across your organization, regardless of its size or geographic presence. With agreed-upon standards, a single risk management framework or causal diagram, such as the Ishikawa diagram, are approved and used throughout an organization – allowing for easier collaboration and consistency.
ISO 14224 offers a comprehensive compilation of data-collection principles and standardized data formats for equipment. Following these standards facilitate the exchange of asset and maintenance data between manufacturers, contractors, operators, and contractors.
Map out your desired culture
Across industries, the “people side” of asset performance management is often overlooked. Updating or introducing asset management standards will affect an organization’s way of working – including the teams involved. A revised or new asset strategy requires a re-evaluation of your team, their roles, and responsibilities. As processes are updated or siloes removed, it is likely your operations, maintenance, and engineering team’s way of working will be altered considerably.
It is important to first understand your organization’s current culture before implementing or prioritizing specific reliability standards. How would you describe your current culture and how does that differ from the culture you would like to have? Think of the initiatives you would need to employ to achieve your desired culture. Start with an organizational fit/gap analysis focused on roles and responsibilities.