What is SAMP in Asset Management?

Discover how a Strategic Asset Management Plan (SAMP) can align your organisation’s asset management system with your business goals. Learn how to leverage ISO 55001 to optimise performance, enhance efficiency, and achieve strategic objectives.
What is SAMP in Asset Management?

In asset management, a Strategic Asset Management Plan (SAMP) is a concise document outlining the role of the asset management system in achieving business goals and requirements. The asset management objectives in your SAMP need to align with your organisational objectives.

The asset management strategy specifies an organisation’s approach to meeting these objectives. Read on to learn more about strategic management plans and how they can help you achieve your organisational goals.


SAMP model & ISO 55001

A good place to start is always the requirements or guidance. ISO 55001: Asset Management standard provides the key requirements for the details of a SAMP. ISO 55002 asset management system outlines the specifications for the application of ISO 55001.

A properly designed SAMP should help readers understand the following:

  • What the organisation’s asset management objectives are and how to identify them. This is usually backed up by the company’s context, priorities, goals, and values.
  • How to align asset management strategies with organisational objectives and attain consistency.
  • The general principles of developing asset management plans (SAMPs).
  • Ways the asset management system will transform your strategic plan into improvement activities, delivery plans, and resourcing.


Typical SAMP content

  • Scope: Gives an overview of the assets an organisation is involved with.
  • Setting: The kind of setting the company operates in and how it impacts asset management. This can be environmental, political, economic, social, or technical.
  • Stakeholders’ needs, requirements, and expectations: Regarding the operational and financial performance of the asset management system.
  • Asset management policy: Should be integrated with related management policies to provide an accurate framework for the asset management objectives.
  • Changes: The SAMP plan highlights potential changes and how they may affect asset management. Some of these changes can include the setting, environment, or stakeholders.
  • Asset status: This involves an in-depth evaluation of the current performance, risk, and cost of assets. This helps determine how the existing asset management strategy relates to the overall asset management objectives.
  • Performance management: Provides documented information on how the asset management strategy will be monitored and modified for continual improvement.
  • Asset management strategy: This shows the efforts of an organisation to make sure the asset management objectives are accomplished, considering the possible changes and trade-offs made during the creation of the strategy.
  • Asset management system: Provides the typical model for asset management planning and components required, including communication, information management, roles and responsibilities, internal audit, resources, change management, risk and opportunity management, outsourcing, and more.
  • Evaluation: This answers the question of who, how, and when to evaluate your SAMP.

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