IBM Oil | IBM Provides Solutions for Improving Asset Management


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IBM Oil | IBM Provides Solutions for Improving Asset Management

  1. 1. IBM Sales and Distribution Chemicals and petroleum Solution Brief Integrated service management for chemicals and petroleum Today’s chemicals and petroleum companies are constantly challenged Highlights: to optimize business processes for more effective asset management and improved global operations. Typically standing in the way, how- ● Improve operating margins through ever, are numerous siloed applications deployed across the enterprise, optimal use of business and IT assets each with a unique reference and data model that produces incomplete ● Boost operational efficiencies and and fragmented views of both upstream and downstream operations. accuracy with increased automation ● Facilitate compliance with health, safety Integrated service management solutions for chemicals and petroleum and environmental regulations from IBM provide a comprehensive, unified approach that can improve ● Respond to market fluctuations with production and lower capital and operating costs across your value greater speed and insight chain. The key is optimizing the management and performance of your assets and infrastructure. Whether at a remote platform or refinery or a centralized production location, our solutions are designed to increase operational efficiencies and integrate critical information across siloed systems, applications and departments to help overcome operational disconnects, unnecessary risk and incomplete decision making. Through end-to-end visibility of all asset information—including pre- ventive service histories, measures, calibrations and information in near-real time about how your infrastructure is operating—we can help you understand and control the maintenance and health impact of your assets and comply with demanding security, regulatory and service- level requirements. Using an effective strategy that integrates business processes and your IT infrastructure, our solutions can help: ● Improve visibility of critical assets, systems and operations in near- real time, so you can: – Understand your business end to end for actionable insights that help speed decision making. – Maximize return on assets by extending their life through better performance and predictive maintenance. – Facilitate regulatory compliance. – Boost asset availability, flexibility and reliability to respond better to market fluctuations. – Assess the health of critical business services and associated service-level agreements (SLAs).
  2. 2. ● Enhance control through more effective governance of your organi- zation and lower risk by: – Proactively monitoring business and IT infrastructures to reduce service delivery disruptions and promote high availability. – Detecting bottlenecks and potential problems in essential system resources and providing early event warnings and automatic © Copyright IBM Corporation 2010 Route 100 recovery from critical situations. Somers, NY 10589 – Tracking, monitoring and managing all assets to reduce downtime Produced in the United States of America and avoid adverse environmental or health and safety events. April 2010 – Managing systems access and security. All Rights Reserved ● Enable automation of business processes on an agile technology plat- IBM, the IBM logo and are trademarks or form to help you: registered trademarks of International Business Machines – Build greater flexibility into operations and production. Corporation in the United States, other countries or both. If these and other IBM trademarked terms are marked on their – Speed accurate service delivery by reducing manual intervention. first occurrence in this information with a trademark symbol – Capture and share skilled workers’ knowledge. (® or ™), these symbols indicate U.S. registered or common – Protect data from failures and other errors. law trademarks owned by IBM at the time this information was published. Such trademarks may also be registered or common law trademarks in other countries. A current list of We start with assessment options, including service management plan- IBM trademarks is available on the Web at “Copyright and ning, and then customize solutions to your needs to help you make trademark information” at better business decisions. We can help optimize operations across your Other company, product or service names may be trademarks global value chain by: or service marks of others. ● Proactively monitoring and controlling resources, systems access, Please Recycle information storage and security. ● Supporting regulatory compliance with accurate information. ● Reducing costs via predictive maintenance. ● Improving process safety. Our integrated service management solutions can provide an end-to- end view of your business and IT infrastructure to optimize your business processes. Let us help you improve operations and asset management—while reducing the cost of doing business. For more information To learn more about integrated service management solutions for chemicals and petroleum, please contact your IBM marketing repre- sentative or IBM Business Partner, or visit the following Web site: CHS03011-USEN-00