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Top 5 Insights for a Successful Turnaround: Transparency for Full Accountability

Top 5 Insights for a Successful Turnaround: Transparency for Full Accountability

We’ve highlighted the following 5 insights to help execute successful TARs and shutdown management, as follows 

  1. Quality assure information management to avoid data loss and inaccuracy. 
  2. Make all project records transparent for full accountability of all stakeholders. 
  3. Facilitate ease of communication to clarify responsibilities and save time. 
  4. Balance competing workflow priorities to ensure safety. 
  5. Avoid unnecessary operational interruptions with optimal materials management. 

Here, we focus on the second tip: focusing on transparency of information. 

What is data transparency in Turnaround execution? TAR benefits image

We’ve identified data transparency as an essential component for successful turnaround and shutdown management. But, what does data transparency mean, exactly?  

In the context of industrial software solutions, transparency of information revolves around the accessibility and clarity of stored data throughout the entire project lifecycle. In the case of TARs and other temporary shutdowns, the data can include archival asset data, historical project data and real-time data that allows for accurate projections in terms of scheduling and coordinating workflows.  

Regarding the latter point, data clarity and accessibility are particularly important for TARs to ensure all relevant stakeholders have open access to real-time information about project progress, resource allocation, scheduling, and potential bottlenecks.  

 

Why is data transparency important for TAR execution? 

Information transparency for TAR projects is best accomplished with digital management, execution and oversight. When project information is available, accessible, accurate and easy to understand, it empowers decision-makers to make informed choices. This, in turn, enhances collaboration, improving overall project efficiency by reducing uncertainties and enabling proactive problem-solving. 

Data transparency is crucial for TARs and shutdown management because it fosters better decision-making and project outcomes. Digital solutions enable data transparency, accessibility and clarity above and beyond anything possible through paper-based or manual systems by virtue of a single Cloud-based database and ease of navigability therein. 

When industrial software delivers visibility into real-time project status, it enables project managers and teams – both in the office and onsite – to identify potential issues, allocate resources effectively and adjust schedules promptly. This transparency also promotes collaboration among various stakeholders, leading to streamlined communication, reduced delays and improved project efficiency, ultimately ensuring successful and timely project completion. 

  

Make all project records transparent for full accountability of all stakeholders 

Information not only needs to be complete and accurate, but it also needs to be accessible: easily, by anyone at any level of project involvement and from anywhere.  

With cloud-based software solutions, clients can hold contractors to account during TARs and other shutdowns, ensuring that work plans are followed and, if not, understanding what the problems are either in real-time or even before they arise so that corrective measures can be proactively engaged. 

Transparency of records including work packs and ITRs also better enable office-based EPC managers to monitor the progress of project engineers, workflows and materials status so as to implement directional changes in a coordinated and seamless fashion should the context dictate. 

 

Data transparency facilitates communication for successful turnarounds 

Digital transformation pivots the focus and resource allocation away from administration to project execution. Capturing asset and project information in a digital database with quality industrial software ensures the accessibility of reliable information. This powers everything going forward, notably communication and collaboration, even amid the chaos of turnaround pressures. 

Our next piece in this series focuses on how ease of communication – enabled by effective information management – helps clarify responsibilities and save time in even the most complex TARs.  

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