Physical asset lifecycle management

The unrealisation of business benefits from capital projects and underperforming assets erode shareholder value by 6 to 18%. Often at the root of these poor returns are capital inefficiency, poor project performance and passive asset management, which result in higher cost and lower output than originally approved. A key challenge for our clients stems from the complexity of the operations associated with the breadth and scale of capital-intensive businesses. 

Physical asset lifecycle management (PALM) provides businesses and government with strategies and solutions to maximise the profit or social impact generated by their assets and infrastructure throughout the asset lifecycle.

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Issues you may be facing

  • Achieving a poor return on capital assets as measured against the original benefits expected from the assets.
  • Inadequate portfolio management resulting in revenue leakage.
  • Missed deadlines, excessive change orders, cost overruns on major projects.
  • Strained/adversarial contractor relationships.
  • Ineffective internal capability to manage large programmes.
  • Poor handover from the capital projects organisation to the operations and maintenance teams.
  • Asset reliability and availability below target for different physical asset classes.
  • Unknown and/or unmitigated risks on mission-critical projects severely impacts business performance and results.

How we can help

We bring:

  • Extensive experience across the full lifecycle of capital infrastructure projects.
  • Support with comprehensive asset portfolio management.
  • Rigorous project execution methodologies and disciplines through the optimal use of technology.
  • Offerings that address all the stages of an asset’s life cycle, including infrastructure planning, regulatory frameworks, project preparation, financing and tax advice, controls and governance, operational efficiency, asset management and maintenance and project/programme assurance.


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Contact us

Chris van der Merwe

Chris van der Merwe

Partner: Physical Asset Lifecycle Management Solutions, PwC South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 11 797 4344