Enterprise Asset Management System: A Green Gulf Implementation Case

Enterprise Asset Management System: A Green Gulf Implementation Case

Nooruddin Ahmed (ADNOC, UAE)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2220-3.ch004
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Any ERP/EAM implementation is a complex journey. No matter how prepared, more often than not you end up like a traveler on a tour of countries where most people look, dress, and speak differently from you. The feeling is of a lost tourist with a map and language guide ambling through unfamiliar terrain, barely coping to do some of the normal things one took for granted. The analogy goes further; it takes time to familiarize oneself with routes, signs, language, and people to barely get along, and you find your trip ending and you move on to the next country on your tour. Similarly, just as you think you are finding your way with your ERP/EAM, someone announces it is time to upgrade, and you start to move again. After nearly 15 years of conventional projects, the case of a particularly interesting implementation came along in the UAE for a major Oil and Gas Services Company. A novel approach was mandated by necessity. The project was managed remotely and executed primarily by internal resources, making it a lean and green implementation.
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The first thought on my mind was agility. In order to achieve this it was important to assemble the right people with the right mindset. One core principle that I learned over the years and still firmly believe in is to put people first. The process comes later. If we had the right mix of people, things could work, otherwise it could go horribly wrong.

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