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How Can Leaders Make Oil and Gas Operations Resilient

Overview 

Everyone will believe in the fact that the oil and gas industry is full of risk at every step of the way. Merging its operational processes with a critical event management tool like Zapoj, leaders can mitigate the impacts of vulnerability and encourage operational efficiency at scale.

Key Takeaways

  • Visual risk intelligence minimizes risks related to the unpredictability of critical events that poses a great challenge to business continuity. Leaders can visualize potential threat scope and leverage better understanding for risk management.

  • As leaders use location intelligence, they know where the crucial assets are and how they perform. Employee tracking and monitoring is key enablement of this technology to boost employee security. location intelligence, Oil and Gas Operations
  • Leaders can use the Internet of Things to ingest and process data with CEM from thousands of disparate devices, tools, and equipment and reveal the best patterns to identify risk and gain the ability for problem-solving. 
  • A crisis communication system acts fast for people as they need to communicate and coordinate with those who are in harm’s way or populate information for a specific purpose that could solve IT system downtime and much more critical functionality.  

To innovate for the energy transition, every segment of the oil and gas industry requires building resilience. Being one of the complicated and diverse fields that establishes interconnectedness between three critical touchpoints- upstream, midstream, and downstream- leaders in oil and gas sectors view the Critical Event Management platform as a key enabler to empower the entire organization.

With extended capabilities of geographic information such as location intelligence and visual risk intelligence, Zapoj CEM helps corporate managers, board-level executives, and industry stakeholders improve understanding of threats to the organization on a deeper level by harnessing voluminous and potential data.

Data is key in every step of the organizational operations from exploring oil fields and drilling resources to improving serviceability of field operations and maintaining Health, Safety & Environment compliance. Digitalization has long intersected the O&G industry, but improving their operational performance and reducing the cost of disruptions seek comprehensive support from a critical event management tool- to overcome multiple challenges to its way to growth and expansion. Leveraging the data-driven operational approach helps the O&G industry protect its people and assets and finally encourages its readiness to embrace business resilience.

Having Zapoj integrated with the existing digital platforms, leaders can harness the best location technology capabilities to monitor, act, and mitigate operational disruptions that help them drive performance excellence.

Helping people and processes drive top-notch performance 

Maintaining and management of data is always a dominant method that helps organizations facilitate everyday operations. Many companies in the oil and gas sector, especially operations that occur in midstream need intense data monitoring capabilities over their people and processes.

A different range of services – identifying the location of resources, drilling, storing, managing supply and logistics, and transportation integrates individual databases to keep track of their performances. Bringing them together that promises to provide a unified view streamlines data management processes.

Zapoj CEM gives this extended flexibility by merging each disparate tool along the pipeline operations, supply chain management, and other core business processes.

The ability to implement Zapoj with disparate tools means getting access to location intelligence, improving geographic information mapping, predictive analytics, and risk management capabilities. Stakeholders and their leaders enable everyone to leverage and utilize this data to the full extent of their capabilities. Hence, making crisis communication, collaboration, and risk mitigation a flexible feat, Zapoj guides the key emergency response team to reduce the Mean Time to Repair and restores the operations with minimal downtime.

Digital workflows for system and equipment management

Digital workflows for system and equipment management

What is happening across drilling rigs, wells, pipelines, transportation, pump stations, and field offices needs monitoring and rapid response to react instantly. Through automated digital workflows, leaders can build efficient responses to help emergency teams harness contextual awareness to react and mitigate without creating information fatigue, rumor, and panic.

It is not unusual that offshore drilling equipment, gas compressors, and vital on-field assets sustain unpredictable critical equipment failure. With admin-level access, leaders can allow their security officers or facility managers to take control of Zapoj digital workflows. Based on the historical reporting and analytics, they can build suitable message templates specific to the critical equipment failure and the potential gaps in managing the incidents.

As digital workflows populate in times of malfunctions or downtime, it improves response and coordination between emergency teams. By using location technology, they can identify the right machine in real-time and address the issue rapidly or initiate the corrective procedure to restore the operations.

In minimizing the IT system downtime, automated digital workflows also provide scalable resolutions that reduce excessive repair costs and lost productivity. The occurrence of IT system failure impacts starting from the employee productivity to the execution of specific processes. With automated digital workflow notifying IT system failure, the IT team can make the right use of IT alerting and proactively extend support for restoration and routine maintenance when needed.

Situational awareness to improve demand flow 

To ensure expansion and continuous growth of energy production, Zapoj promotes efficient management of production and distribution. Since COVID-19 has erupted, it has largely affected the distribution. Besides the travel restrictions, the usual supply chain disruptions occur due to inclement weather. The man-made disasters or uncertainty of political violence can disrupt the supply chain and logistics. Visual risk intelligence improves situational awareness, predicting the vulnerability with the evolving scenarios that suggest ways to avoid risk along the routes in real-time.

Emergency situations in the facility are also a top cause to impact employee productivity and efficiency. Visual risk intelligence can predict threats and identify vulnerabilities that trigger facility disruptions. Simulation of data from weather feeds, social networks, or field sites can reveal potential threats to regulatory compliance and health risk. With predictive analytics, leaders know and improve decisions to assess appropriate resources and strengths for minimizing threats like fire, floods, or active shootouts at the facility.

Intuitive Zapoj helps leaders determine active pathways to optimize tools and anticipate demand by minimizing the impacts of critical events or man-made disasters.

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Zapoj helps leaders quickly get a real-time view of how they can comply with all safety and security norms that enables them to build a secure workplace. In addition to training their employees to minimize risk with emergency drills, they can monitor operations through a common operating picture. What their employees do, where they are, and how they manage critical circumstances- managers can track everything with location intelligence and ensure employee safety by giving them robust crisis communication and collaboration technology. As Zapoj helps leaders keep everyone informed about the emergency situations and provide resources to coordinate with the emergency response team, they are able to build a more effective workforce by ensuring employee safety.

Zapoj understands the importance of building a robust critical event management platform that can help prevent hurdles in the way of energy production effectively. As data management is key to improving visualization and risk mitigation, Zapoj reduces the stress of collecting data and revealing their real values.

As a result, leaders can manage data to build visibility into assets, people, and processes so as to predict potential risks in advance. Zapoj with its powerful technology that includes location technology and visual risk intelligence help oil and gas companies utilize crisis communication in a better way so that they can improve decision making before, during, and after critical events and increase their ability to achieve operational efficiency.

To build better visibility into operations and accuracy in risk handling capabilities, Zapoj supports mission-critical business prospects for oil and gas management leadership. To learn more about Zapoj, visit us at https://zapoj.com/ or get in touch with our sales team for a demo.

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How Leaders Can Drive Operational Efficiency and Performance in Pharma Industry?

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In pharma manufacturing, leaders need critical event management solutions to improve risk management in response to critical threats and prioritize business continuity.

Key Takeaways

  • By leveraging situational awareness through Zapoj CEM, leaders can decide corrective actions to drive sustainable performance for supply chain operations. 
  • Location intelligence combined with greater collaboration capabilities improves employee safety and facility management that ensure facility effectiveness and employee productivity.
  • Visual risk intelligence helps build a single pane of glass to drive asset performance and take care of IT system health. 

From drug production and packaging to supply chain distribution – pharma manufacturing has sought to adopt a more secure approach to making their operation efficient and resilient. The adaptability to the increasing vulnerabilities needs them to make an investment into robust AI-based digital transformation that encourages pharma innovation and modernization. As a result, with enhanced product design and manufacturing process and control, pharma can ensure the availability of products throughout the manufacturing lifecycle.

But, the uninterrupted performance of the pharma manufacturing life cycle does not involve just a single unit to deliver outstanding and robust performance capabilities. The dependency on each core part for achieving operational efficiency is significant to the success and growth of pharma. With a firm grasp of AI-powered critical event management tools, pharma executives can build digitally-transformed drug manufacturing operations, which can facilitate the mitigation of perilous risks.

However, pharma continues to increasingly become vulnerable to disruption. Smart pharma manufacturing is finding ways to tap critical event management capabilities as found in tools like Zapoj to combine the power of artificial intelligence. This way, leaders can gain predictability into threats with a high level of accuracy and risk mitigation capabilities at scale.

Leverage predictive insights to meet market demands

Leverage predictive insights to meet market demands - zapoj vectors

The collaborative effort of supplier and distributor in achieving operational excellence is key to fulfilling market demand. The global market pressure subsides with the supply reaching the destinations. Location intelligence provides real-time actionable insights into every disparate location where goods are manufactured- from the raw material sites to the plants, from where logistics begins its customer journey.

By developing a holistic view into the global network of supply chains, Zapoj CEM brings real-time threat feeds that help improve decisions, investigate threats, and get prepared for preventing supply chain risk – making the supply chain operations more efficient and future-proof.

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Usually, pharma being an asset-intensive industry, a dozen of automated production lines and pieces of machinery is sitting across different plants, which must adhere to operational efficiency each passing hour. A real-time alert notification with location intelligence from the IoT devices delivers vital efficiencies.

Which machines are idle, which plants need immediate maintenance for their lines of machinery are some of the critical observations to address instantly to mitigate equipment failure and continue operations.  The derivation of location intelligence provides an accurate time frame. Pharma executives can use this information to build real-time visual risk intelligence to allocate resources for emergency responders and help with risk management efforts.

Similar to the operational efficiency of critical equipment, each critical process of manufacturing production and distribution also relies on efficient IT systems. That might mean maintaining the performance of a range of IT tools including ERP, CRM, HRSM, or Asset Management systems to allow a huge line of crucial operations.

Building close monitoring into these systems using a common operating picture helps pharma executives predict how IT system disruption is going to affect the entire line of operations.

A visual risk intelligence-driven notification from Zapoj can alert of the malfunctioning of ERP systems as they hinder process control and lose track of a specific lot of drugs or medical devices or inventory. Furthermore, any vulnerabilities from extreme heat or flood, or man-made threats to pharma IT assets – CRM, HRSM, or Asset Management turn passive with smart digital workflows that escalate to alert emergency IT response teams for a proactive mitigation approach.

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Creating and implementing plans to keep pharma sites safe or prevent facility disruptions is important as they provide a comprehensive solution to manage each of the sites’ operations while also motivating people to work without having to worry about exposure to chemical hazards or other safety risks. If facilities are open to work, or susceptible to unpredictable critical threats – all related information is handy from Zapoj CEM, allowing pharma leaders to keep their employees informed and safe from possible threats- and turn pharma facilities into safer places to work.

Having geo-fencing-based location analytics makes tracing the right person in danger impactful and gives contextual awareness capabilities. This provides efficacy in reducing the response time to vulnerability with data-backed improved decision making.

During critical events like fire, extreme weather conditions like cyclones or floods, industry hazards like chemical spills, or an active shootout – pharma can build situational awareness into the evolving situations and take a more robust approach to employee safety and security. The built-in emergency communications or mass notifications efficiently facilitate team collaboration and response through conference bridging capabilities. Pharma facility executives therefore can operationalize emergency efforts and determine the next step of mitigation.

In the context of building best practices into operational efficiency, leaders have long embraced sophisticated technologies. However, with the growing frequency of critical events and their evolving nature, industrial businesses have realized the need for technologies that help unify data from various disparate systems and provide a holistic view into the efficient ways to manage and drive operational efficiency in real-time.  To help increase efficiency in pharma manufacturing, Zapoj CEM offers a unique approach to optimizing asset performance, supply chain operations, employee safety and security, IT system robustness, and facility management through AI-based advanced situational awareness and location intelligence.

With real-time threat mitigation support for the manufacturing ecosystem like pharma, Zapoj delivers the best value to business leaders and ensures profitable ROI by eliminating waste.

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