In this ninth edition of the Solution Spotlight series – which focuses on how individual j5 Operations Management Software applications solve problems and add value to industrial sites worldwide – we feature j5 Management of Change:
According to the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE):
As a result, Management of Change (MOC) is a best practice used to ensure that safety, health and environmental risks are controlled when a company makes changes in their facilities, documentation, personnel, or operations. Many industrial sites use a combination of in-house built solutions, spreadsheets, word documents and scattered web applications leading to irregularities, lack of co-ordination and inefficiencies. The lack of an efficient system can create a safety hazard for personnel and a state of confusion where change requests are not administered correctly. These inconsistencies result in a lot of unnecessary work (and re-work) within the plant to ensure the changes are understood and carried out correctly.
Therefore, industrial sites require a solution that standardizes the management and tracking of processes across a plant. The solution must be a single enterprise application across all departments to ensure consistency across the business. This solution must enforce standard management processes for change requests, track the change request life-cycle and ensure all the correct actions are executed on time without costly exclusions.
To remedy these pains, companies across the world utilize j5 Management of Change (MOC). The j5 MOC application provides a logical and intuitive means of recording MOC events. It gives accredited stakeholders the ability to create MOC records, control the processes around these records and effectively manage the changes through having complete visibility at every step of the process.
IndustraForm® technology allows different MOC procedures to be added easily and a comprehensive starter IndustraForm is included in the j5 MOC application. This IndustraForm is based on the DuPont MOC procedure and includes a seven-gate mechanism with many options that can be removed for simplified requirements.