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Ype Wijnia and John de Croon periodically give their vision on an asset management issue. These columns will be translated and published on the underlying pages. In a loosely way the major asset management themes are briefly discussed.

The columns can be downloaded as a PDF.

24 December 2015 • Ype Wijnia and John de Croon

Sustainable Christmas

In a little while 2015 is at an end. Like every year, there were large and small incidents on which we could write a column. Internationally, there is a lot of agitation in the Middle East and as derivative refugee problems in Europe. Again there were… read more >>

24 July 2015 • Ype Wijnia and John de Croon

Risk of holiday

After a busy first half year, the summer holidays are just around the corner[1], at least, that is how we always called it when we were in school. For many people a time to leave the work behind for a while. A nice rest, being outdoors, nothing has to… read more >>

5 June 2015 • John de Croon

Industry association against senseless inspections assets

This is a weird title, don’t you agree? Still, it appeared a few weeks ago in the news in the Netherlands. Well, almost. I have changed a few words to trigger you as a reader. If you read this as an asset manager, then I think a lot of asset managers… read more >>

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1 May 2015 Liability 10 April 2015 When does asset management start? 27 March 2015 Loss of turnover 13 March 2015 Waste? 27 February 2015 Root Cause Analysis 13 February 2015 Back-up for critical functions 30 January 2015 Slipperiness 31 December 2014 Management review 28 November 2014 Does MOT for gas heaters and boilers make sense? 14 November 2014 The right quality 3 October 2014 Costs of investigation versus flow in accidents 19 September 2014 Do nothing is also working 29 August 2014 Spare parts: cannibalise old assets 4 July 2014 Maintenance induced failures 13 June 2014 Predictions 30 May 2014 Replace or maintain? 16 May 2014 Wicked problem. Beautiful living afterwards 2 May 2014 Cost of decision making 18 April 2014 Shale gas, difficulty in balancing risks and opportunities 4 April 2014 What is Risk? 21 March 2014 Big data small? 7 March 2014 Lagging or Leading 21 February 2014 Develop with ISO55001 7 February 2014 Shedding some light 24 January 2014 Provides performance contract desired performance? 10 January 2014 Spiral of decline 20 December 2013 Successfull prediction of the future 11 October 2013 Subjectivity in asset management 27 September 2013 Depreciation how it should be done 13 September 2013 Depreciation how it should not be done 5 July 2013 Undercover boss? 21 June 2013 Do not be naive 31 May 2013 Servicizing 17 May 2013 Risk chains 3 May 2013 Reversed communication 19 April 2013 The problem of the solution 5 April 2013 Right to be unsafe 22 March 2013 Competence management: facts and fables 8 March 2013 Fyra (Dutch high speed train). Throw old shoes away? 22 February 2013 Crooked asset management 25 January 2013 Who is crazy? 21 December 2012 End of the world 14 December 2012 Invenstory control in asset management. Who drives back home? 7 December 2012 Standardization 30 November 2012 Some benefits are only visible in the long term 23 November 2012 Asset Management: Philosophy or instrument? 16 November 2012 When which maintenance strategy? 9 November 2012 Burdened assets 2 November 2012 Hoarding 26 October 2012 Cheating 19 October 2012 You are worth the prize 12 October 2012 Race to the bottom 5 October 2012 Success by saying no 28 September 2012 Party 21 September 2012 In 10 years no ice? 14 September 2012 Asset management for dummies 7 September 2012 Life cycle costing is required for asset management 31 August 2012 Regret 24 August 2012 Maintenance in the boardroom? 17 August 2012 Acceptable risk 10 August 2012 Kinds of asset management: a uniform model? 3 August 2012 Kinds of asset management: similarities 27 July 2012 Kinds of asset management: explanation of the differences 20 July 2012 Kinds of asset management: the differences 13 July 2012 How far with RCM? 6 July 2012 Replacing an Asset 29 June 2012 The next step: implement data management. 22 June 2012 Tunnel Vision 15 June 2012 Ran out of money.... criteria for an asset management process 8 June 2012 About the weather 1 June 2012 How to beat the competition? 25 May 2012 Program Management 18 May 2012 Information helps Service Provider to be more efficient 11 May 2012 Portfolio decisions 4 May 2012 Is a PAS55 certified company a capable asset manager? 27 April 2012 Decisions on safety 20 April 2012 Do not test your law system 13 April 2012 Lessons from the Titanic 6 April 2012 Sense and nonsense of insurance 30 March 2012 Successfully work on a client vendor relationship 23 March 2012 Paradox of choice 16 March 2012 Decision making with little information 9 March 2012 Risk identification 2 March 2012 Asset management made simple. No bridge too far. 24 February 2012 Budgeting 17 February 2012 How does the Service Provider perform? 10 February 2012 Optimal timing 3 February 2012 Separate risks and opportunities 27 January 2012 Pitfalls in the risk matrix 20 January 2012 Determine your vision outside-in or inside-out? 13 January 2012 Dealing with change 6 January 2012 Program management with a different quality 16 December 2011 Big and small in asset management 16 December 2011 Decision making is a profession 2 December 2011 Sense and nonsense of splitting Asset Management roles 18 November 2011 Fill information gaps for the Asset Manager 18 November 2011 Risk Management as it should be
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