David Derrick, UK&I Area Operations Manager, presented Dave Holmes, Manufacturing Operations Director with their ISO 55001 certificate during a visit to BAE Systems, Military Air & Information (MAI) site at Samlesbury, Lancashire.
ISO 55001:2014 is the international standard for asset management and provides a framework for an asset management system that helps organisations manage the ‘lifecycle’ of their assets and in doing so helps organisations manage the risks and costs associated with owning assets.
MAI’s advance manufacturing capability at its Samlesbury facility is diverse and comprises high accuracy machine tools, automated assembly lines, chemical process lines, hot form presses, inspection and test equipment.
BAE Systems provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions and employ a skilled workforce of some 82,500 people in more than 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, they develop, engineer, manufacture and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.
Dave Holmes, Manufacturing Director, BAE Systems Military Air & Information, explains, “We are delighted that we have achieved ISO 55001 certification. This is a fantastic achievement and is recognition of the significant work put in across the business to manage our growing asset base. Operating in an increasingly competitive environment, effective management of our manufacturing assets is critical and aligns with MAI’s strategic objective to ‘deliver on our commitments’ in support of our customer programmes. Adopting good asset management practice in an environment with an increased reliance on complex, high value assets will help drive real value from our assets whilst managing the risk exposure to our customers.”
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