Bunch of fives

Motley, Scott
November 2007
Utility Week;11/23/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 7, p2
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the five-year asset management plan (AMP) programmes laid out by the British Office of Water Services. According to the author, such programmes have helped shape the modern water industry. It is vital to note that no single AMP delivery model wins outright. While there are no hard and fast rules for business models, several points will be vital for success including playing one's strengths, concentrating on framework agreements on 10 or 15-year contracts and doing benchmarking internally and externally.


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