Supply Chain Matters readers are probably aware that this author pens periodic guest blog commentaries on the Infosys Supply Chain Management Blog. The Infosys Asset Management consulting team has noticed that while discussing needs in asset management, clients are expressing new interest in coupling sustainability with asset management needs. Today we initiated a two part commentary to explore sustainable operations and their relationship with asset management pain points. In my initial guest commentary, I respond to a series of questions that were posed related to current sustainability challenges within asset intensive industries.  The questions explore my views of how asset intensive industries are starting to shift focus more toward sustainable operations and green assets, opportunities to tie these needs with asset management approaches and current concepts in smart buildings and IT data centers. The notion comes down to thinking a bit differently, that smarter asset management, real-time monitoring, coupled with sustainability and product objectives opens up new opportunities to compete for business and revenue growth.

In the second part of this series, Praveen Agrawal, Enterprise Asset Management Consulting and System Integration lead from Infosys will further list the areas in which asset intensive organizations are going to focus more on sustainability based on the current research which Praveen and his team are undertaking for clients.

Our readers, especially those within asset intensive industries should gain benefit and insights from this series of commentaries and please share your own thoughts as well.

Bob Ferrari

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