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An Asset Management Maturity Tool for the Municipality of Enschede

Bruin, J. de (2021) An Asset Management Maturity Tool for the Municipality of Enschede.

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Abstract:This report presents the results of my research on the asset management maturity of the Municipality of Enschede. This thesis touches upon the problem the Municipality of Enschede has recently encountered. The rapidly changing world of infrastructure demands a lot from an organisation and its assets, therefore, there is ever more need for good asset management. The department of stadsdeelbeheer of the Municipality of Enschede want to know what asset management can do for them and how well their current management system works according to the asset management guidelines. In this thesis report, two questions will be answered. Firstly, what can asset management bring to the Municipality? This will be answered by a literature study with the ISO asset management guidelines as main source. Secondly, what is het asset management maturity of the Municipality? Checking the asset management maturity of the Municipality will show how well the current management system performs according to selected, relevant asset management subjects. This method uses a determined list of AM subjects, on which the municipal employees who are responsible for the management system score their own system. The literature study lead to the conclusion that the implementation of an asset management system will lead to financial, organisational and social benefits. Better financial performances, more efficient communication and stakeholders will have a more positive feeling about the organisation. The AM maturity check lead to see that the Municipality is very unsure about the current state of the management system. On some AM subjects, they scored their system very well, on others very low. These AM maturity results showed that the Municipality needs to invest in understanding what asset management is and how it needs to be implemented, while on AM subjects like the including of employees, the Municipality is already working according to AM principles. (Amadi-Echendu J. E.; Brown, K.; Willet, R. ; Mathew, 2010a).
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Programme:Civil Engineering BSc (56952)
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