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.

Need help or advice? Get in touch with our award-winning team

Damien Carter

Over his 28 plus year span in the industrial sectors with working technical backgrounds in Project & Construction Management, Asset Operations and Maintenance Reliability Management, and being certified in various courses of study; Damien has gained the knowledge and experience and has had proven successes throughout his tenure in the Oil, Gas, Petro-Chemical and Construction sectors. Establishing his-self in the various sectors, Damien’s first experience and success started in the Construction Sector in estimating engineering. This was the stepping stone for Damien and has paved the way for his passion and continued success in supporting People, Process, and Systems in an organization.

Damien has held positions in local, international and multi-national corporations and comes from a working background in the fields of environmental, operations, project and construction management, operations maintenance and reliability management, planning, supervisory management, and has proven his abilities to succeed in each field.

Richard Ardolino

Rich was an Engineer and Project Manager professional at the New York Power Authority for over 30-years. In addition to being the first Project Manager for the Niagara Project Upgrade, Rich rose to be the Vice President of Engineering having started in Operations Engineering decades earlier. Rich went on to be Vice President, Transmission and Substation at AECOM responsible for hundreds of millions of dollars in design and construction. Rich joined Woodhouse Partnership, North America and participates in aligning organization towards ISO 55000 and many reliability studies supporting DST.

Asset Management



John Woodhouse

Our Asset Management Academy is pleased to announce 2023 dates for our Masterclass – the benchmark for personal development and competency recognition for Asset Management Professionals 

Aleck Santamaría De La Cruz

Executive in Operational Excellence, Asset Management and Best Practices in Projects, Operations and Maintenance in the Energy and Industrial Sector.
Consultant, Instructor and International Lecturer on issues related to project management (risk management), operational reliability, strategic management of operations, maintenance, Asset Management in the energy sector (ISO 55001) and Applied Data Analytics.
PMP, CMRP, IAM and CAMA certifications, being recognized by the SMRP in 2019 as CMRP of the Year

George Galambos

George has over twenty-five years of experience as a consulting engineer providing design, planning, program and project management, and strategic asset management services for asset-intensive organizations in the Americas, Africa, and the Middle East. His primary focus has been in the public infrastructure sector; as a result, he has intimate knowledge of the assets, processes, and resources necessary to deliver and sustain safe, reliable services to the customers of public asset-owning organizations.

George has assisted organizations with the development of PAS 55, ISO 55000, and GFMAM AM Landscape aligned asset management systems (AMS), has performed gap analyses of their AMS against industry standards and best practices, and has guided them through the creation of strategic asset management plans (SAMPs), asset management plans (AMPs), AM policy and supporting documents. He has undertaken asset risk modelling to ascertain organizations’ capability to sustain their desired levels of service. George has performed asset health-informed lifecycle cost modelling and forecasting capital and operational expenditures over near and long-term planning horizons.

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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