MaxGrip helped develop and implement the global maintenance excellence program ‘Maintenance to Effectiveness and Efficiency’ (MEE) – a new global maintenance blueprint system, at the world’s leading independent tank storage provider for the oil and chemical industries.
Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company operates terminals with a combined storage capacity of 33.5 million m3. Another 5.5 million m3 is being developed and will be added by 2019. The mission is to ensure safe, reliable and efficient storage and handling of bulk liquid products on the most important shipping routes around the world.
“MaxGrip has a strong reputation in the oil & gas and chemical industries. We have a leading edge when it comes to integrated solutions”, says MaxGrip expert. “We combine software and services to deliver results and implement them in the daily maintenance practice. We already had in-depth knowledge of the maintenance organization, and experience with the global implementation of Infor EAM”.
The company’s Global Operations department asked MaxGrip to develop a maintenance excellence program. The program goal is to improve the operational excellence. Every terminal would be cost-effective, transparent and compliant with legislation and Corporate standards. The way to achieve this is to set up a global standardized EAM system, asset master data structure and process accordingly.
The global EAM blueprint provides standardization for maintenance, finance & procurement. One global EAM system, blueprint, and data model provides significant savings and efficiency gains. The EAM system and maintenance blueprint supports the core operational terminal processes, growing data accuracy, and innovative technologies like predictive maintenance and mobile.
MaxGrip developed a global maintenance management training program to embed the MEE blueprint. To connect people and processes on the terminal, training focused on maintenance managers and engineers, but also on operations and HSE staff. Training sessions raised understanding of the process and the soon-to-be implemented software system. Sessions included: how to secure statutory maintenance, master data, risks analysis and best practices to manage the work flow accordingly.
The maintenance excellence program standardizes and automates the maintenance process at 40 terminals globally. It supports exchanges of best practices and corporate standards for an optimized maintenance strategy. It includes alignment for asset master data built, asset safety criticality identification and risk mitigating maintenance plans.
Implementation of the global EAM system enables efficiency and benefits between different core business processes. Advantage of a global blueprint is that it allows for a standardized and efficient deployment says MaxGrip project manager. “The program roll-out is heading to a coverage of 70% of the storage capacity worldwide. Now our focus is shifting towards optimizing maintenance and harvesting benefits by further program implementing (business change) in order to help the client achieve maximized service delivery and compliancy goals”.