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A Vision for Change at BP Refinery

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A Vision for Change at BP Refinery Case Study “With only direct cost savings in IT reporting resources taken into account, the ROI for Vision for MAXIMO has been realised inside the first 12 months.” “This does not count the benefits to the productivity of users and the general business benefits coming from better access to real time information in MAXIMO”, said Mr Verne. Mr. Verne made the further observation, We have been impressed by the depth of Vision for MAXIMO functionality, as we first
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  Case Study  A Vision for Change at BP Refinery “With only direct cost savings in IT reporting resources takeninto account, the ROI for Vision for MAXIMO has been realised inside the first 12 months.” “This does not count the benefits to the productivity of usersand the general business benefits coming from better accessto real time information in MAXIMO”, said Mr Verne.Mr. Verne made the further observation, We have beenimpressed by the depth of Vision for MAXIMO functionality,as we first held the belief that it was simply a report writing tool that would enable us to replace existing reports.“However, we are now benefiting from the breadth of functionality the solution provides, especially the Drilldown,Cube Analysis and Alerting functions, empowering our MAXIMOusers in ways we did not anticipate”. BP RefineryKwinana BP Refinery (Kwinana) is Australia’s largest oil refinery andproduces about 140,000 barrels of refined crude oil per day.Opened in 1955, the Kwinana refinery produces a range offuel and petroleum products both for the Australian andexport markets.BP Kwinana supplies most of Western Australia’s fuel needswhile exporting around 15 per cent of product interstate and15 per cent overseas.BP now produces Australia’s cleanest fuels, including BPUltimate TM and BP Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel, after investingheavily in the refinery process plant and technology.Through its many initiatives, and its commitment to the qualityand the environment, BP is positioned to lead Australia inthe production of clean fuels. Source: BP p.l.c. Australia’s largest oil refinery has saved an entire ‘man year’ ofIT resources by enhancing their MAXIMO ® asset managementsolution with the innovative reporting solution, Vision forMAXIMO .Implemented in 2002, MAXIMO and the Vision reporting suitehave enabled BP’s Kwinana refinery to achieve both cost andefficiency gains at a time of organisational and business processchange.Since installing MAXIMO and Vision, the implementation hasbeen fine-tuned in a range of areas. The solution now deliverseffective and efficient plant maintenance, purchasing and supportservices to refinery operations. Other BP business units arereviewing the Kwinana solution, aiming to leverage theinfrastructure established, within their own operations.Prior to implementing Vision and MAXIMO, BP was using alegacy maintenance system that was nearing the end of itsreplacement cycle and would not continue to meet requirementsof evolving business processes.Whilst MAXIMO was already the Strategic Asset Managementsystem of choice for BP operations globally, the Kwinana refinerywas the first BP site to implement the Vision reporting suite.Knowledge Management Leader Tim Verne said the BP Kwinanaimplementation of Vision for MAXIMO has delivered a range ofcost and productivity benefits. Courtesy of BP Refinery (Kwinana)  Case Study  A Vision for Change at BP Refinery Vision’s range of analysis tools including interactive Drilldown,Cube Analysis and Breakout, allow BP staff and contractorsto quickly and easily interrogate costs in various projects.Reporting and analysis of plant maintenance and capitalprojects is now possible at all stages from high-level estimatesthrough to the detailed transactions. Goals More flexible reporting and ->analysisReduce the cost of providing ->reportsProvide access to real time ->dataAutomate reporting processes ->More effective cost control, ->budget tracking and inventoryanalysisGreater ROI from reporting ->tools Results Vision provides flexible reportingfunctionality in Microsoft desktopor web browser environmentsVision reduces reliance on ITresources by allowing non-technicalusers to design and maintain theirown reportsVision reports against the livedatabase, providing reporting,interactive drilldown, cube analysisand breakout analysis on currentinformationVision Alert enables automaticdistribution of reports on both ascheduled and conditional basisVision drives analysis of estimates,costs and inventories at project ordetail levelVision provided ROI within 12months MAXIMO ® is a registered trademark and MROSoftware is a trademark of MRO Software Inc. The implementation of MAXIMO   brought benefits to thepurchasing, inventory management and maintenanceprocesses. MAXIMO   was initially implemented at BP with thestandard reporting tools supplied with the product. However,whilst these tools supported some of BP Kwinana’s businessprocesses, more interactive analysis was required.Vision delivered this key requirement. Combining MAXIMOwith the functionality of Vision allowed BP to properly leveragethe substantial information that was housed, yet difficult toaccess, within the MAXIMO   database. Not only can staff nowquery MAXIMO   information, but Vision also provides extensive,real-time, report investigation and interrogation options.Vision has enabled non-technical BP staff to design and runtheir own reports, with interactive analysis capability.BP Vision users can now create summary and detailed reportswithin Microsoft Excel and Word using Vision XL and VisionWord . Through Vision Executive both BP staff and approvedsite contractors can access desktop or web-based reports.Web deployment is a key advantage of Vision Executive as itallows BP contractors to gain secure access to MAXIMOinformation without directly accessing the BP network. Vision Alert enables BP staff to automate the schedulingand distribution of key reports such as Work Order and ProjectCosting Reports. The reports contain up to the minuteinformation for MAXIMO   and non-MAXIMO   users includingmanagement and operational personnel. Courtesy of BP Refinery (Kwinana) Systems Union Group plc(Worldwide HQ)Systems Union House1 Lakeside RoadFarnboroughHampshireGU14 6XPUnited KingdomTel: +44 (0)1252 556000Fax: +44 (0)1252 556001Email: info@visionexe.comWeb: www.systemsunion.comDisclaimerPublished by Systems Union Group plcCopyright © 2005 Systems Union Group plcAll other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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