Strategic Planning

The Woodhouse Partnership can help you to quantify the business case for your strategies, plans and projects.

Enabling you to explore, instantly, the costs, risks and performance implications of different options and scenarios.

Can you demonstrate and prove...

…that your investment plan delivers the best value mix of costs, risks, performance and sustainability?

…which tasks to re-schedule if budgets or priorities change?

…the true cost and risk impact of resource or regulatory constraints?

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

From the original foundations in the world-leading MACRO and SALVO research projects, our decision-making framework, optimization processes and decision support tools have evolved to apply to all asset types, industrial sectors, data and organizational maturities. They blend advanced technology with common sense, human psychology and rigorous business disciplines. And their implementation always yields very significant cost, risk and performance benefits

Project justifications
and whole portfolio optimization.

Justification and optimal timing for projects, investments and activity programs

consensus-building and assurance

Unique methods for managing engagement,
trade-offs and  compromises

management of risk
and sustainability

In decisions and strategies – from individual asset failure modes to enterprise level.

Whole life cycle value

Transforming organizational thinking, culture and performance. Our methods provide rigorous consideration of the full asset life cycle in procurement and project decisions, in operations & maintenance, and in end-of-life decisions. All are quantified and converted into ‘total business impact’ so that resourcing, prioritization and activity programmes are evaluated and optimized to deliver the best total value.

Real, large financial benefits

Our process is an instant return on investment and highly sustainable; invariably self funding within the first few months. SASOL Synfuels, for example, attributed over $20 million of benefits in cost avoidance and asset life extensions. The ISA utilities group in South America found a 10:1 benefits/cost ratio. Pirelli and SABIC reduced their planned shutdowns by 50% and London Underground estimated £2-4 million/year savings from just a 3 hour study of maintenance and renewal strategies. ALL implementations of this approach have been ‘self-funding’ within the first 6 months.

Optimization Of A Major Shutdown Strategy And Capital Investment Practices

Advanced technology with a human touch

The sweeping changes in asset information management, data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) can leave technical staff, planners and managers intimidated, and result in ‘temporary enthusiasms’ and underexploited opportunities. The SALVO Process supported by DST software tools, ensures complete alignment between ‘human factors’, business process disciplines and the proportionate use of advanced technology.

Find out more about
the SALVO Process here

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Decision Support Tools

Decision Support Tools Ltd develops, supports and customises the best tools, processes and training for asset management decision support in over 40 areas of typical problem-solving.

SAMP Guidebook

Practical advice for the development of a Strategic Asset Management Plan. The SAMP is a planning tool to clarify intentions, priorities, and practices to be adopted. 

Implementation Support

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

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From our Academy and in partnership with the IAM

Developing and Maintaining a Strategic Asset Management Plan (SAMP) course

Offering practical insight into the development of effective strategies and continual improvement.
Suitable for all levels of experience.

Monday 8th November 2021
Chelsea Harbour Hotel, London

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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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