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6 Critical Changes That Affect the Future of Asset Maintenance

Published: 12 December 2018

ID: G00354945

Analyst(s): Kristian Steenstrup , Nicole Foust


Equipment characteristics and related process changes will transform business ecosystems from simple, own-maintain models to complex, collaborative ones. Asset-intensive industry CIOs must respond to changes in asset attributes, maintenance management, supply chains and business value.

Table Of Contents


  • Change No. 1: New Attributes (Physical and Digital) Will Define Equipment
    • OT and IoT Platforms Expand the Data Sources From Equipment
  • Change No. 2: Data and Intelligence Will Be Collected in New Ways
    • Who Owns the Data and Who Should Have Access?
  • Change No. 3: Maintenance Will Be Managed Through New Tools
    • New Asset Management Support Tools Are Emerging
  • Change No. 4: Parts Will Move Differently in the Supply Chain
    • On-Site Replenishment
    • 3D Printing
  • Change No. 5: Companies Will Need to Identify and Participate in the Right Ecosystems to Expand the Data Reach
    • Identifying the Right Ecosystems
    • Participating in the Right Ecosystems
  • Change No. 6: How We Value Asset-Centric Businesses Will Change
    • Digital Twins Enable New Strategic Business Models
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