Assessments, Audits and Certifications

You need to know where the real strengths and weaknesses lie, and what the true priorities are…

We focus on what is the most valuable, practical and urgent, while actively laying the foundations for clearer strategic goals…

Assessments, Audits & Certification

Making the best use of an organization’s unique mix of assets, in a changing environment, with conflicting stakeholder expectations, ‘initiative overload’, management turnover and a diverse workforce is a massive challenge. These problems are compounded by ‘temporary enthusiasms’ and a confusing range of messages, ‘best practices’ and perceptions of importance or criticality.

Most organizations have tried various forms of self-assessment, external audit, benchmarking or studies to identify gaps with respect to ‘world-class’ or ‘best practice’. Such exercises often result in long lists of recommendations with little value-for-money justification, prioritization or commitment to implementation. The studies focus on the gaps, shortfalls and differences, without testing the potential solutions.

Emerging Structure and Standards

Building on the worldwide success of the British Standard Institution’s PAS 55 specification (for the optimal management of physical assets), the ISO 55000 family of International Standards was published in 2014. Woodhouse has been at the very heart of developing these standards and provides an unrivalled experience of their usage for maturity assessment and improvement programmes. Our assessment services enable you to identify existing strengths, as well as any gaps against ISO 55001 requirements or potential transformation areas. It uses the full rigour of a structured and disciplined auditing protocol, developed over 20 years and integrated with the Institute of Asset Management (IAM) maturity scale. It is a highly interactive process, revealing not only the current status but also the scope and business value of potential improvements.

A Woodhouse assessment provides unique insight into the priorities, opportunities, and optimal route to improving the management system for asset management and the sustained delivery of better performance.

We offer...

Clearer coherent strategic goals
Robust Asset Management Roadmapping
Education and change management support
Integrated asset risk management
Quantified, risk-based justification and prioritization
Leading edge optimization techniques

Our Internationally recognized, structured review and assessments, led by real-world experts with first-hand practical experience…

  • …Provide comprehensive, consistent, actionable results
    • resulting plans are customized, realistic, and prioritized
  • …Identify, protect, and broaden existing good practices
    • Current strengths are built-upon, not displaced
  • …Filters improvement opportunities for realism, urgency, and value
    • The resulting Roadmap is ‘do-able’ and delivers results
  • … Deploy a highly participatory and interactive process
    • The whole organization understands, supports, and delivers the combined plan, and its continual improvement results

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Strategic Planning (SAMP)

Woodhouse can help you to quantify the business case for your strategies, plans and projects. Enabling you to explore the costs, risks and performance implications of different options.

implementation Support

Woodhouse offers extensive first-hand, multidisciplined experience in putting the pieces together and building a robust, coordinated and personalised way forward.

Optimized Decision-making

Crucial decisions need to be made, quickly and in the face of great uncertainty. Our speciality is Decision-making optimization; we offer real-time, online support, tools and processes

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John Woodhouse

With 30 years’ experience in utilities, oil & gas, transport and other sectors, John is one of the most widely known experts in integrated asset management projects for some of the largest companies in the world.

John is a Founder and Life Fellow of the IAM; he has written 4 books, chaired the development of BSI PAS55 and represents the UK on the ISO55000 committee.

He also led the international MACRO and SALVO collaboration projects in optimised asset management decision-making.

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