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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.
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
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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
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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:
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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-
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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: ibm.com/chemicalspetroleum

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