|Turnaround Work Process Development & Implementation
Achieving the goal of competitive and predictable turnarounds across the enterprise is a journey that requires both a phased and gated work process, as well as effective and consistent implementation of best practices. AP-Networksâ€™ experience and analysis of over 800 turnarounds has proven that this process must not only be phased and gated, but also begin early in the turnaround life cycle when value is most easily created.
The AP-Networks Turnaround Work Process is continually being enhanced through our work with the worldâ€™s largest and most prominent energy and chemical companies. According to World Refining Magazine, our Turnaround Work Process is the â€śworld standardâ€ť. The AP-Networks process is comprehensive and scalable to three levels of turnaround complexity â€“ high, medium and low â€“ with high complexity having the greatest level of rigor in definition and planning. Furthermore, the AP-Networks Turnaround Work Process comes with a vast library of job-aids, real world examples, and guidance documents. Among other advantages, a gated process ensures the following:
Beyond AP-Networksâ€™ proprietary turnaround work process, our experts have worked with several of our clients to create a customized solution. This customized solution blends the clientâ€™s work process with that of AP-Networksâ€™ and brings it to life through the use of NaviTrackâ„˘. This allows our clients to understand the value of their organizationâ€™s existing process while simultaneously identifying improvements, through the use of our industry best practices database, to achieve key business objectives.
- Appropriate framing of the premises for each turnaround
- Timely formation of turnaround teams with roles and responsibilities
- Clear timeline for planning milestones and deliverables
- Alignment of all key functions around objectives and planning deliverables
- Selection of the "right" scope to meet the turnaround premises
- Cost estimates that are commensurate with scope and level of definition
- A framework to enable timely decision-making and prevent recycling
- Consistency in planning and execution to provide systemic learning
- Assurance that best practices are being employed on each shutdown
- A common basis for knowledge sharing and corporate memory