Shutdown projects, also known as turnarounds, planned outages or STOs are a distinctive and demanding type of project. Stakes are high, as is pressure on the schedule and project team. They are typically costly, short in duration, high risk, require a large number of human resources (including a substantial proportion of sub-contractors), and have a significant focus on HSE (health, safety and environment). The complexity of these projects dictates a sound process for planning and executing. Meanwhile, the pressure on schedule and overall duration turn them into the formula 1 of project execution and control.
In our previous post we outlined several of the difficulties associated with managing shutdowns, turnarounds and outages (STOs). If this type of project is not properly planned and controlled, a company is at risk of serious budget overruns and schedule delays. Safran Project 7 is designed to assist organizations with streamlining STO planning and execution—fully integrated with SAP to form a comprehensive solution.