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Fujitsu deploys a new asset management system for 600 users at Melbourne Water

"Fujitsu has worked with Melbourne Water to provide a robust platform to drive future efficiencies and deliver significant savings. We can now manage work execution, resources and inventory with a long-term asset"

Chris Truscott, IT Programme Director, Information Technology, Melbourne Water

The customer

Melbourne Water was formed in 1992 when the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works was disaggregated into a wholesale supplier and three retail water authorities. It is wholly owned by the Victorian State Government and day to day it manages water supply catchments, treat and supply drinking and recycled water, remove and treat most of Melbourne’s sewage, and manage waterways and major drainage systems in the Port Phillip and Westernport region.

Melbourne Water acts as a wholesale supplier to customers including the metropolitan retail water companies, other water authorities, land developers and businesses that divert river water – as well as the 1.8 million households who receive waterways and drainage services.

The challenge

Melbourne Water wanted to replace its legacy asset management system with a sustainable and fit-for-purpose system and migrate a core set of asset management processes and data onto the new platform, while taking the opportunity to improve processes and data and enhance functionality and integration where appropriate.

The solution

The company worked with Fujitsu to deploy IBM Maximo Asset Management System to support 600 users and enable more accurate tracking of inventory, jobs and assets such as rivers, creeks and sewage plants.

The benefit

  • Saved AUS$70m over the next 15 years
  • Established efficient, quick and safe maintenance regimes for the 50,000 jobs scheduled each year due to richer data and analytics
  • Enabled total visibility of all assets, jobs, resources and stock via a single dashboard - enabling the company to better track operations

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