Successful Turnaround-Project with UBIK and Primavera

Anyone who has ever had the privilege to gain an insight into a turnaround project of a process plant, knows that it is kind of the supreme discipline in terms of project management and execution. To minimize production downtime, the thousands of tasks are scheduled as ambitious as possible, which typically results in enormous human resource demands and a consequential planning complexity that is unrivalled in other kinds of projects.
Complex Planning

To avoid losing track in such a bulk of tight-scheduled work, it is crucial to perform a consistent project controlling, since only small discrepancies during the chain of execution can potentially build up enormous delays for the total project, endangering the restart of production on time. The most important performance indicators to track, once execution has kicked off, are the confirmations of actually started or conducted tasks which form the overall progress of the project. The more up-to-date this KPI can be measured, the earlier and the more purposefully the project management can react on deviations and start counter steering.

Despite their complexity, the majority of such projects still use paper as the primary tool for bringing work instructions to the field in the mornings, and getting progress back to project management in the evenings. It is only then when manual or semi-automatic (e.g. using barcodes) transfer of progress to the project planning tool starts, and it is even later when the results of this transfer create a decision basis for updating the critical path, changing work plans and modifying resource pools for the next day, hoping it’s not already too late.

Breaking New Grounds at Borealis

It was always quite like this in former Turnarounds of Borealis Polymere GmbH, Burghausen, but for this year’s turnaround of its Polypropylene production facility the company decided to break new grounds. After all, the two-year preparation period produced a bulk of 45.000 man hours to be conducted by more than 500 experts, in a plant stop window of only 5 weeks.

UBIK® was used for the very first time in such a project, serving as a work dispatching and progress reporting tool for Oracle® Primavera P6, where scheduling and project controlling was performed. The workers in the field were equipped with Tablets, providing them with their current work instructions and backlog, and also enabling them to report progress and deviations directly on site. This data was fed back to Primavera automatically, which in return produced modified work instructions that UBIK® deployed to the relevant clients in the field. External shop-floors and contractors were also involved in the process directly, reporting their work via the brand-new UBIK® WebClient.

Mission Accomplished

Around 20.000 single confirmation steps were reported during the project, produced by around 70 mobile devices in online- and offline mode, as well as by the connected web clients. In contrast to previous projects, the project- and resource planning was performed constantly during the working days instead of only at night times, enabled by the continuously incoming progress updates from UBIK® – besides avoiding night shifts, this also provided a way better overview on the advancement of the works. Last but not least, an enormous amount of paper that such a project normally produces has been saved.

And, most importantly: production was restarted in time and the plant is doing again what it was built for, which is producing Ployolefins.

UBIK with SAP-Integration – Definitely no fake news!

    Our latest videos demonstrate how UBIK can be utilized in a chemical production facility for conducting inspection tasks and creating notifications. The UBIK Server is connected to SAP and transfers notifications, including captured media, to SAP PM...

Augmensys is presenting at the DT4G#Graz – Become The next European Deeptech Unicorn

    Out of many applicants, Augmensys has been selected as one of the 20 most promising start-ups to pitch at the DT4G#Graz on the 26th of March 2019!DeepTech4Good is a hub for the European tech elite, world innovators and pioneers of the future - they exist...

Follow Up: We Won The DT4G#Graz Award!

    During the Deep Tech 4 Good Festival, which took place in Graz, Augmensys was given the chance to introduce themselves to international corporations and to compete against other start-ups. Our CEO, Helmut Guggenbichler, dominated the category "Industry...

VINCI Energies invests in Augmensys

    Augmensys and VINCI Energies are intensifying their successful collaboration: VINCI Energies has acquired a minority stake in Augmensys, through its investment and managerial fund, INERBIZ. The French corporation and Augmensys have already been...
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3. VDI Fachkonferenz
6. – 7. September 2018, München
…Augmented und Virtual Reality als Smart Assistance

Chemical Enterprise 4.0
29. November 2017
… Digitalisierung in der Chemieindustrie

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Standorte

Augmensys GmbH

Lakeside B01
9020 Klagenfurt | Österreich

+43 660 70 80 805
office@augmensys.com

Augmensys GmbH
Development Branch

Hafenstraße 47-51
4020 Linz | Österreich

+43 732 9015 5520
office@augmensys.com

Augmensys Deutschland GmbH

Loher Straße 1
58332 Schwelm | Deutschland

+49 2336 474 820
office@augmensys.com

Augmensys
Desenvolvimento de Software Ltda

Rua Lanciano, 60, Jardim Suzana
São Paulo 04784-190 | Brasilien

+55 11 98596 7860
office@augmensys.com

Augmensys GmbH

Lakeside B01
9020 Klagenfurt | Österreich

+43 660 70 80 805
office@augmensys.com

Augmensys GmbH
Development Branch

Hafenstraße 47-51
4020 Linz | Österreich

+43 732 9015 5520
office@augmensys.com

Augmensys Deutschland GmbH

Loher Straße 1
58332 Schwelm | Deutschland

+49 2336 474 820
office@augmensys.com

Augmensys
Desenvolvimento de Software Ltda

Rua Lanciano, 60, Jardim Suzana
São Paulo 04784-190 | Brasilien

+55 11 98596 7860
office@augmensys.com

USEFUL LINKS
Termine

3. VDI Fachkonferenz
6. – 7. September 2018, München
…Augmented und Virtual Reality als Smart Assistance

Chemical Enterprise 4.0
29. November 2017
… Digitalisierung in der Chemieindustrie

> alle Termine

Standorte

Augmensys GmbH

Lakeside B01
9020 Klagenfurt | Österreich

+43 660 70 80 805
office@augmensys.com

Augmensys GmbH
Development Branch

Hafenstraße 47-51
4020 Linz | Österreich

+43 732 9015 5520
office@augmensys.com

Augmensys Deutschland GmbH

Loher Straße 1
58332 Schwelm | Deutschland

+49 2336 474 820
office@augmensys.com

Augmensys
Desenvolvimento de Software Ltda

Rua Lanciano, 60, Jardim Suzana
São Paulo 04784-190 | Brasilien

+55 11 98596 7860
office@augmensys.com

KNAPP AG – Partner

KNAPP AG with headquarter in Hart Graz, operates internationally in the field of warehouse automation and warehouse logistics software. The company is a leader in the world market among suppliers of intralogistic complete solutions and automated warehouse systems.
Customers from all over the world in sectors such as pharmaceuticals, fashion, cosmetics, retail (food/non-food), media, optics, office, tobacco, tools & spares and 3PL rely on the experience and innovative power of KNAPP AG.

A permanent element of the corporate strategy is continually striving in the areas of further development and research. KNAPP AG has set the goal to optimize all business areas and to resolutely press ahead with the ongoing expansion of services and solution portfolios.

In the area of innovation and development, KNAPP makes room for new ideas and is always seeking new directions in product development. The goal is to set new standards in these areas, to always be able to offer our customers the best possible solution.

As a new OEM partner for the Augmensys Software UBIK®, KNAPP is broadening their portfolio in the area of mobile software solutions. With UBIK® as the technological foundation for the service- and maintenance part of “KiSoft Assist”, the Styrian Company wants to expedite Augmented Reality supported mobile data management in their industries.

We are very happy about this partnership and are convinced that it will create new perspectives for exciting Projects on both sides.

Practical workshop Smart-Maintenance

  The Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML and the Chair of Corporate Logistics of the TU Dortmund are organizing a practical workshop on Augmented Maintenance on 09.11.2017. Augmensys were brought on board by the Fraunhofer IML to provide...

CeMAT Hannover, May 19th – May 23rd 2014

  The whole world of intralogistics at a single venue. The range of exhibits includes, complete plants, systems and accessories, continuous handling systems, robot logistics and much more. Program Event: CeMAT 2014 Start: 19th May 2014 End: 23th May 2014...

Kärnten-Netz GmbH relies on UBIK technology!

    KNG-Kärnten Netz GmbH is currently investigating the use of new technologies for supporting switching operations in the medium-voltage network. For this case, Augmensys was selected by Omicron electronics GmbH and KNG-Kärnten Netz GmbH to develop a...

SAP-Forum 2018 – Discover the Universe!

  From April 25th – 27th 2018, the SAP Forum will take place in Linz. In the main topic internal maintenance you get to know mobile solutions for the automation of asset management and field service processes. Augmensys CEO Jürgen Kneidinger will also be present...
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3. VDI Fachkonferenz
6. – 7. September 2018, München
…Augmented und Virtual Reality als Smart Assistance

Chemical Enterprise 4.0
29. November 2017
… Digitalisierung in der Chemieindustrie

> alle Termine

Standorte

Augmensys GmbH

Lakeside B01
9020 Klagenfurt | Österreich

+43 660 70 80 805
office@augmensys.com

Augmensys GmbH
Development Branch

Hafenstraße 47-51
4020 Linz | Österreich

+43 732 9015 5520
office@augmensys.com

Augmensys Deutschland GmbH

Loher Straße 1
58332 Schwelm | Deutschland

+49 2336 474 820
office@augmensys.com

Augmensys
Desenvolvimento de Software Ltda

Rua Lanciano, 60, Jardim Suzana
São Paulo 04784-190 | Brasilien

+55 11 98596 7860
office@augmensys.com

Augmensys GmbH

Lakeside B01
9020 Klagenfurt | Österreich

+43 660 70 80 805
office@augmensys.com

Augmensys GmbH
Development Branch

Hafenstraße 47-51
4020 Linz | Österreich

+43 732 9015 5520
office@augmensys.com

Augmensys Deutschland GmbH

Loher Straße 1
58332 Schwelm | Deutschland

+49 2336 474 820
office@augmensys.com

Augmensys
Desenvolvimento de Software Ltda

Rua Lanciano, 60, Jardim Suzana
São Paulo 04784-190 | Brasilien

+55 11 98596 7860
office@augmensys.com

USEFUL LINKS
Termine

3. VDI Fachkonferenz
6. – 7. September 2018, München
…Augmented und Virtual Reality als Smart Assistance

Chemical Enterprise 4.0
29. November 2017
… Digitalisierung in der Chemieindustrie

> alle Termine

Standorte

Augmensys GmbH

Lakeside B01
9020 Klagenfurt | Österreich

+43 660 70 80 805
office@augmensys.com

Augmensys GmbH
Development Branch

Hafenstraße 47-51
4020 Linz | Österreich

+43 732 9015 5520
office@augmensys.com

Augmensys Deutschland GmbH

Loher Straße 1
58332 Schwelm | Deutschland

+49 2336 474 820
office@augmensys.com

Augmensys
Desenvolvimento de Software Ltda

Rua Lanciano, 60, Jardim Suzana
São Paulo 04784-190 | Brasilien

+55 11 98596 7860
office@augmensys.com