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j5 International, a leading provider of Operations Management Software, have written a Case Study with the Downstream Oil and Gas / Refining company – JX Nippon Oil & Energy – who are using the j5 Operations Logbook, j5 Shift Handover, j5 Work Instructions and j5 Incident Management applications at their sites in Japan.
The operations section of a refinery is complex and multifaceted. It is tightly related to the equipment and operations people associated with the running of the refinery. Operations are also tightly coupled with Safety, Maintenance, Management, Planning, Real-Time Control, Personnel and other areas.
JX needed an Enterprise System that would bring these areas under control and to a consistent level of management. They wanted this Operations Management to work uniformly across all 11 of their refineries.
The refining business is one of the most prone to accidents and injury. The most effective way of minimizing these incidents is to thoroughly record all Near Misses, to analyze these incidents rigorously to mitigate and minimize the possibility of it happening and minimize the severity of the consequences. JX needed a tool that would carry out these functions at an enterprise level. In the normal operations of a site, there is often the need for modules to interact with other modules. This was particularly true for JX.
The j5 system offered the ability to evolve from simple single site systems to multiple sites with multiple applications. This results in a controlled evolution of the system across the whole enterprise. Over the years, the j5 system has grown to provide 13 different applications now servicing nearly 3,000 employees across all 11 refineries on a daily basis.
I’ve had the pleasure of working closely with the j5 team over the past two years as we have developed the Operations Logbook for implementation at our manufacturing plants. The team’s commitment, dedication and professionalism have impressed me immensely.
Operating Group Manager, JX Nippon Oil & Energy