An asset lifecycle is the series of stages involved in the management of an asset. It starts with the planning stages when the need for an asset is identified and continues all the way through its useful life and eventual disposal. The basic premise of asset lifecycle management is to extend your assets’ usability as far as you can, without losing any functionality, thereby decreasing total lifetime costs and increasing the economic value-add of the asset. For example, when maintenance is neglected, companies have to struggle with the resulting unexpected breakdowns, long delays, and costly emergency maintenance. Proper asset lifecycle management can improve the process of maintaining and managing valuable assets.
Coco Cola Swaziland, South Africa would like to find a solution that would enable the following results: - Reduce energy consumption by 20% in one year. - Formulate a series of strategic initiatives that would enlist the commitment of corporate management and create employee awareness while helping meet departmental targets and investing in tools that assist with energy management. - Formulate a series of tactical initiatives that would optimize energy usage on the shop floor. These would include charging forklifts and running cold rooms only during off-peak periods, running the dust extractors only during working hours and basing lights and air-conditioning on someone’s presence. - Increase visibility into the factory and other processes. - Enable limited, non-intrusive control functions for certain processes.
These are serious concerns, especially if blockchains are to usher in the kind of post-industrial revolution that its advocates are predicting. Most of us can’t even protect our passwords, much less our private keys; the idea of integrating a corporation with thousands of employees with a high-tech blockchain seems about as realistic as training a cow to trade derivatives.
The Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) market is expected to grow from USD 2.58 Billion in 2017 to USD 3.63 Billion by 2022, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 7.0% during the forecast period.