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Chemicals and petroleum companies operate in one of the most instru-
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IBM Oil | Smart Manufacturing Solutions for Chemical and Petroleum


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Read about how IBM's solutions for smart chemical and petroleum manufacturing can help gather, consolidate, and use data from across the enterprise to develop insights that help maximize performance.

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IBM Oil | Smart Manufacturing Solutions for Chemical and Petroleum

  1. 1. IBM Sales and Distribution Chemicals and petroleum Solution Brief Smart manufacturing for chemicals and petroleum Chemicals and petroleum companies are faced with one of the most Highlights challenging business climates in history. At the same time, performance and output expectations have never been greater. Failure to respond to ● Maximize employee, asset and facility this new state has far reaching implications in today’s global market- performance place. That’s why connecting operations and leveraging advanced ana- ● Gain visibility into manufacturing lytics are more critical than ever to achieve superior performance in operations the volatile refining and chemicals business. ● Enable better collaboration and communication The smart manufacturing solution for chemicals and petroleum from IBM can help you gather, consolidate and use data from across your enterprise to develop actionable insights that help you maximize per- formance of your facilities, assets and global workforce. To achieve this goal, our solution is designed to help you develop a strategy and imple- ment an infrastructure that: ● Takes advantage of existing instrumentation and operations systems to capitalize on information from sensors and equipment such as pumps, valves, temperature and pressure transmitters, and flow meters. ● Connects people, equipment, systems and facilities to provide better visibility, information sharing and collaboration. ● Enables advanced analytics to help make more intelligent decisions about production and maintenance, and deliver the agility needed to react to issues such as weather, geopolitical changes and market dynamics.
  2. 2. Boiling it down Chemicals and petroleum companies operate in one of the most instru- mented and technology-driven industries in the world. However, they are plagued by disparate systems and platforms that prevent enterprise- wide interoperability. This is especially true of older facilities and assets. Complicating the issue is that as new refineries, equipment and © Copyright IBM Corporation 2010 technologies come on line, they must be able to work seamlessly with IBM Corporation existing operations. Route 100 Somers, NY 10589 The smart manufacturing solution offers a customizable strategy and Produced in the United States of America April 2010 breakthrough technology based on an integrated information frame- All Rights Reserved work that allows you to connect aging and newer facilities, allowing for IBM, the IBM logo and are trademarks or visibility across the entire fleet of refineries or chemicals plants. By registered trademarks of International Business Machines linking facilities, systems, equipment and people, you can improve col- Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. If laboration and communication to optimize your entire business with these and other IBM trademarked terms are marked on their first occurrence in this information with a trademark symbol smarter processes that allow you to: (® or ™), these symbols indicate U.S. registered or common law trademarks owned by IBM at the time this information ● Act as events occur with alerts and events triggered or activated by was published. Such trademarks may also be registered or common law trademarks in other countries. A current list of key metrics. IBM trademarks is available on the Web at “Copyright and ● Collaborate with experts on problems and solutions for smarter, trademark information” at more effective resource management. Other product, company or service names may be ● Instantly access key data concerning plant assets, measurements and trademarks or service marks of others. documents in a consistent and intuitive format. ● Drive more predictable performance of manufacturing and mainte- Please Recycle nance processes. ● Analyze and optimize manufacturing results for alignment with key performance indicators. ● Enhance decision making across your enterprise. Helping to refine your business We can help you develop a fresh vision and a smarter approach to manufacturing that helps you operate more efficiently and produc- tively. IBM Global Business Services offers deep industry skills and experience and can provide true worldwide reach to handle your globally dispersed asset base. Our extensive industry relationships with suppliers and providers of IT control systems help us deliver a customized solution that avoids a “rip-and-replace” implementation, while providing access to new enabling technology. For more information To learn more about smart manufacturing for chemicals and petro- leum, please contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, or visit: CHS03010-USEN-00