Decision-making and value optimization tools

Leading edge solutions, training and support for asset investment planning, maintenance optimization, aging/obsolete asset renewals, spares/inventory strategies and other Asset Management decisions

We led the development of the internationally-acclaimed 
SALVO Process for optimizing
Asset Management strategies and decisions, along with the world-leading DST™ modelling, analytics and optimization tools.

Using a dynamic workshop approach and real-time ‘what if?’ analytics we can help you to evaluate options, quantify implications (including the ‘intangibles’), explore scenarios and determine the optimal strategy using any available mix of data, expert knowledge and uncertain assumptions.

Discover the best value options, and demonstrate why they represent best value

Justify expenditures, actions and their optimal timings

Navigate competing
priorities, uncertainties and complex interdependencies

Identify and prove big cost, risk, performance and sustainability benefits

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The SALVO Process is a well-proven and flexible method for determining what is worth doing, why and when in asset management. 

  • Ensures that you are focusing on the most important and urgent problems/opportunities.
  • Guides you in the identification of potential solutions.
  • Provides quantified rigour, tools and ‘what if?’ analysis to evaluate the options and their optimal timings. 
  • Helps you to combine multiple competing priorities and opportunities into a fully transparent and optimized total portfolio and delivery programme (of investment projects, inspections, maintenance, asset renewals, procurements etc).
  • Bridges the gaps between the asset technical needs and the financial implications, risks, constraints and performance outcomes.

SALVO is a fully developed, highly adaptive framework for asset management decision-making.  It includes the processes, governance, decision support tools and a multi-layered competency development programme.   Proven in many industries around the world, and always yielding multi-million $$ benefits, SALVO brings together advanced analytics, business discipline, common sense pragmatism and the vital human factors (such as cross-disciplinary collaboration, culture, consensus-building and psychology).

We can train, facilitate, license, customise and implement SALVO within your organisation, and/or provide it as an analysis and optimization service with our expert facilitators.  We also provide train-the-trainer services, and options for consultants to develop their own facilitator skills.

The modular DST Asset Strategy Evaluator™ suite of tools supports over
40 areas of better decision-making in asset management…

…the modules can be used individually, or in combination, to evaluate what is worth doing, why, and when, in managing any type of physical asset in any type of organization. They provide process guidance and rapid ‘what if?’ cost/risk/performance evaluation of options, scenarios, uncertainties and competing priorities.

DST™ can help you with immediate challenges and problem types, such as:

How do I determine and demonstrate which asset replacements are worthwhile, how soon, with what cost, risk, performance and sustainability implications?

The […] system is shut down; what projects/inspections/maintenance should we do while we have the access opportunity?

Our capital investment plan needs to be reprioritised; how can I do this rapidly, and minimise the cost/risk consequences with so much uncertainty?

Life cycle cost/risk/performance evaluation of asset choices, optimal timing for asset replacement, evaluation of life extension options, obsolescence and decommissioning decisions

Evaluation and optimization of spares and materials inventory decisions, supply chain and purchasing strategies, operational standby and redundancy options

Cost/benefit/risk evaluation and optimal timing/intervals for preventive, planned and corrective maintenance, performance improvements and asset life extension activities.

Optimization of work bundling, shutdown strategies and opportunities alignment for projects, maintenance, inspections and other tasks, evaluation of resources and other constraints.

Cost/benefit/risk evaluation and ranking of one-off projects, asset modification and changes in procedures, competencies, standards, resourcing or risk management options.

Cost/benefit/risk evaluation and optimal timing/intervals for inspection, condition assessments, monitoring & predictive maintenance tasks and functional testing activities

Optimization of total
(Capex & Opex) portfolios & programs: delivering multiple competitive objectives within multiple constraints.

What Our Clients Have To Say​

We have been using the SALVO Process and supportive DST software to update and improve maintenance strategies for our electricity network assets. We chose DST and the SALVO Process because they can integrate with our existing business processes. These features, plus having qualified and knowledgeable experts guiding us through the implementation stages, have proved to be a winning combination in our decision- making.”
Sam Gibson​
Investment Strategy Manager (Stations), Northern Ireland Electricity Networks​

Consultancy Services

The Woodhouse Partnership is probably the most experienced company worldwide in the development of Asset Management Excellence in different cultures and contexts.

Education & Training

We are the most established and experienced worldwide provider of Asset Management education and training. Discover how we can help you and your organization on every step of the journey.

Case Studies

For over 25 years we have been trusted advisors across hundreds of sites around the world covering a wide range of industry sectors and subjects. Explore our work here. 

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

Susan Steyn

Susan Steyn is a seasoned expert with over 30 years of experience in Management, Operations, Business Development, and Supply Chain across diverse industries. Her core focus lies in spare parts management and inventory optimization. Throughout her career, Susan has held key leadership roles in multinational companies such as GE, Dow, Roche, Bayer, Lloyds Register, and Woodhouse Partnership.

With a strong background in strategic leadership, P&L management, and lean manufacturing, Susan has consistently driven business turnarounds and growth. She excels in international global business management and has a proven track record of expanding market presence and building strong client relationships.

As a Six Sigma Black Belt and PMP certified professional, Susan is adept at implementing process improvements and managing complex projects. Her expertise in data analysis, project management, and ERP systems ensures effective spare part management and optimal inventory levels.

Susan’s contributions to various companies include revenue growth, cost reduction, successful software launches, and the establishment of strategic alliances. Her commitment to diversity and inclusion, coupled with her leadership in team building and mentorship, have created a culture of excellence in every organization she has worked with.

Overall, Susan Steyn is a results-oriented leader with a passion for leveraging data-driven decision-making and innovative strategies to optimize spare parts management, reduce downtime risks, and enhance profitability in any business environment.

José Luis Perdomo R

José Luis cuenta con una experiencia exitosa en multi-industrias públicas y privadas, donde desempeñó cargos gerenciales, líder de aplicación técnica especializada, puestos operativos y en mantenimiento, así como en áreas de consultoría sustentando nivel operativo, táctico y estratégico.

Ha formado parte de proyectos de mejoramiento de gestión de activos, confiabilidad operacional, integridad y mantenimiento en Latinoamérica en diferentes empresas creando valor al negocio con resultados técnicos y económicos importantes.

Facilitador e instructor acreditado en temas relacionados con la gestión de activos, mejores prácticas, metodologías de administración gerencial y técnicas especializadas.

Robinson Medina

Mechanical Engineer with 31 years of experience. Specialist in implementation processes of activities
associated with Asset Management under the ISO 55001 approach, Implementation of diagnostic
programs and audits of management systems, Specialist in applying reliability methodologies such as
Reliability-Centered Maintenance, risk-based inspection, Cause Analysis Root, Life Cycle Cost Analysis,
Condition Based Maintenance, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, Mechanical Integrity among others.
He has been an Equipment Mechanical Integrity Engineer, an experienced user of traditional NonDestructive Testing such as Ultrasound, Infrared Thermography, Superficial Techniques, Industrial
He has led and participated in countless applications in the field of reliability and condition monitoring,
with special emphasis on the generation and execution of policies and maintenance plans aimed at
achieving the “minimum total business impact” guaranteeing Safety, Hygiene and Environment

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.

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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