ISO 55001 - Asset management

Wondering how to optimally manage your assets? You can do this with the international standard ISO 55001.
Asset management

Need to manage your assets optimally? Use ISO 55001

Do you work in chemicals, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, or electricity? In transportation, shipping, construction, manufacturing, or for the government? Then you’re part of a so-called ‘asset-intensive’ organisation and would undoubtedly benefit from good management of your physical assets. You obviously invest huge sums of money in assets such as infrastructure, buildings, rolling stock, installations, and machinery. Therefore, it’s key to use them to their full potential; not so much that they break down faster resulting in costly delays, but not so little that your valuable capital is tied up unproductively. How do you manage that? With the international standard ISO 55001.

The benefits for your organisation

What advantages does asset management offer? We list the top five benefits for you below:

  • Better performance

    The standardised and internationally recognised framework of ISO 55001 gives you clear insights into how best to manage your physical assets. The goal: to get more out of your investments and thus improve your financial performance.

  • More valuable assets

    Are you working with ISO 55001? Then you increase the value of your assets throughout the entire life cycle of your organisation.

  • More sustainable assets

    Thanks to this international standard, you reduce the risk of interruptions and delays related to your assets and contribute to their sustainable use.

  • More effective service delivery

    Does your organisation apply ISO 55001? Then you increase both the effectiveness and efficiency of your asset management. As a result, your services will improve.

  • Stronger reputation

    What happens when you deliver better service and operational performance? You gain a stronger reputation, of course.

Get certified

Do you work for an 'asset-intensive' organisation? If so, you can have your asset management system certified according to the ISO 55001 standard. Certification can be part of your marketing strategy. It’s a valuable way to differentiate yourself from uncertified competitors when pitching for new business.

Want to know more about certification? You can read all about it here.

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Higher sales: You constantly respond to the needs of your customers and increase their satisfaction. This is how you put them first. Result: you ensure customer loyalty, attract new customers and increase your turnover.
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Demonstrable quality: With the ISO 9001 quality management system, you show your customers and other stakeholders that you provide reliable products or services.
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Lower costs: Thanks to the four-step cycle, you reduce the likelihood of errors. Your organisation also works more efficiently, reducing the time and resources you need to invest in it.
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Greater flexibility: You put a strong focus on risks and opportunities. This allows you to respond optimally to changes in the market and within your organisation. Thanks to this high adaptability, you stay one step ahead of the competition.
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New markets: Does your organisation operate internationally? Then ISO 9001 is an important tool for bringing in new customers.
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Greater customer satisfaction: You don't just say you’re customer-centric, you show you are. You do this by meeting, or even exceeding, your customers’ expectations and needs.
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Better overview: You evaluate your entire organisation. This gives you a strong foundation for your business goals and for uncovering new opportunities.
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Tailored to each organisation: You can use ISO 9001 for any type of organisation, whether small or large, private or public, NGO, college, hospital, etc.
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Strong commitment: You actively involve your own employees in the quality management system. This gives them more responsibility and trust, leading to higher productivity and satisfaction in the workplace.

Getting started with ISO 55001

Want to manage your assets professionally? On our standards platform you can purchase the ISO 55001 standard. This will immediately give you an overview of all the requirements for optimal asset management. Good to know: this international standard is applicable to all types of assets and within all types of organisations.

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One step further?

Want to fine-tune the quality of your asset management? Then take a look at the other standards in the ISO 55000 series.

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