Business / Accounting / Optimal Asset Utilization (OAU): A supply-chain metric to gauge the right speed for asset turnover. Operational Asset Utilization (OAU) is identical to asset utilization, except that it excludes demand related losses. Demand related losses are either plant shutdowns or production rate limits that are planned for the purpose of inventory control. The difference between asset utilization and Operational Asset Utilization (OAU) represents available additional capacity for meeting increases in market demand.
Business / Finance / Nonperforming Asset: An asset that is not effectively producing income, such as an overdue loan. MORE
Business / Finance / Nonreproducible Assets: A tangible asset with unique physical properties, like a parcel of land, a mine, or a work of art. MORE