By Telli van der Lei (auth.), Telli Van der Lei, Paulien Herder, Ype Wijnia (eds.)
In the previous many years asset extensive businesses have witnessed a few regulatory alterations and particularly is dealing with ever expanding competitiveness. to beat those demanding situations diversified asset administration equipment were built aimed to enhance the asset lifestyles cycle. specially the layout section and operation and upkeep section have visible an increase in instruments and strategies. Smarter layout may end up in superior operation. Likewise, enhanced operation and upkeep ends up in reduce substitute expenditures and will give you the foundation for larger layout.
This booklet brings jointly and coherently offers the present state-of-the-art in asset administration learn and perform in Europe from a lifestyles cycle viewpoint. every one bankruptcy makes a speciality of particular components of this existence cycle and explains how the equipment and strategies defined are attached and the way they enhance the asset lifestyles cycle, hence treating this significant topic from a different perspective.
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