Industrial Infrastructures

Context of industrial infrastructure management

The challenges of every industrial sector in the areas of quality, security and environmental concerns are critical factors :

  • globalisation of the supply chain and competition
  • client demands are changing and more exacting
  • financial pressures
  • infrastructure production and maintenance processes involve many actors (suppliers, subcontractors, employees, partners etc.)
  • standards and regulations weigh more heavily

To increase their margins and meet new regulations, industrial infrastructures and facilities are becoming more complex and undergoing extensive changes, renovations, enlargements and so on.

Moreover, in recent years competitive and dynamic industry performance is associated with the ideas of the Industry of the future and Industry 4.0 : integrating the virtual universe of information and the concrete world of facilities, machinery and industrial infrastructures. It is now imperative to transform  the complexity, critical nature and change-readiness of industrial infrastructures into an opportunity.

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Challenges of industrial infrastructure management

All this entails diversification, multiplies risk and makes ROI on projects a capital issue. To meet the challenges, infrastructure managers and engineering services have several sources of leverage :

In-depth knowledge of the assets

Optimising projects to change the infrastructure relies on a thorough knowledge of the assets and facilities, as well as efficient project management methods

Operational contingency management

Improving contingency management during operations (breakdowns, anomalies, etc.) depends mostly on readiness to identify and correct incidents and limit their impact

Maintenance policies

Maintenance policies hinge on a compromise between the downtime of the infrastructure, unit costs and the probability of risk or breakdowns

Our PLM solution for managing industrial infrastructures

 

To meet these needs, think project! France offers its PLM software to manage infrastructures and technical installations throughout their lifecycles. The PLM tool is designed to handle all documentation and data pertaining to infrastructures, their technical components and changes.

Because of the growing number of in-house personnel and external providers, the need for traceability greatly inflates the  volume and fragmentation of data. Simply managing the documentation becomes more demanding; you have to manage lifecycles, related procedures, contracts, modifications, and so forth.

With our PLM (Plant Lifecycle Management) solution accessible by every person involved, the company is sure to have all-reaching consistency (for documentation, technical and financial aspects, whatever applies) for projects involving industrial assets. The application guarantees efficient management of change and associated procedures. In this PLM software dedicated to industrial infrastructures, data is centralised, secured and reliable during every phase of the work, enabling you to smooth your methods and practices on all projects.

The PLM solution is easily integrated into software applications dedicated to specific business roles: ERP, SAP, DMS,… and assumes the role of the company’s galvanising core.

Key functions for industrial infrastuctures :

  • Declaration of errors and implementing corrective action
  • Management of applicabilities and all risk factors
  • Project portfolio management
  • Control of infrastructures and facilities
  • Traceability and analysis of change impacts
  • Centralisation of data and documents

Benefits for industrial infrastructures

Projects relating to industrial installations and infrastructures gain operating flexibility and the capacity to adapt project methodology. The tactical and strategic benefits are many :

Better productivity

Direct access to verified and unified information
No double data entries
Internal / external collaboration cycle reduced by 70%
Automation generation of deliverables (end of work, etc.)
Maximum infrastructure availability

Improved quality

Direct access to verified and consistent information.
No data re-keying
Internal / external collaboration cycle reduced by  70%
Automated delivery documentation (end of work, etc.)

Strategic gains

Detailed folllow-up of project advancement
Cost control in engineering and operations
Comparisons of subcontracting and tracking of work delays
Planning new projects based on existing portfolio
Consolidation of project knowledge and feedback
Project launches accelerated by 30%