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. 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.
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.
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Approach: MEE Blueprint and Global Deployment
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 maintenance excellence 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.
The global EAM system connects core business processes making the organization more efficient. The global blueprint allows for a standardized and smooth deployment. The program roll-out is heading to a coverage of 70% of the storage capacity worldwide and time savings are so far estimated at around 75%. Now our focus is shifting towards optimizing maintenance and harvesting the benefits by further program implementation (business change) in order to help this tank storage provider achieve maximized service delivery and compliancy goals.
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