Integrated Manufacturing Operations Management Solution Increases Margins And Productivity At Saudi Aramco’s Yanbu Refinery

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Executive Summary

This report is one in a series that explores case studies around the adoption of operational excellence technologies at prominent industrial firms. Saudi Aramco, the Saudi Arabian multinational petroleum and natural gas company, has developed an off-the-shelf integrated Manufacturing Operations Management (iMOM) solution. The iMOM system facilitates integration and analysis of data from multiple IT, OT and engineering systems into a centralized operations intelligence platform. It was recently deployed at the Yanbu crude-oil refinery, located in Saudi Arabia, by the Yanbu Refinery Department (YRD). iMOM helped streamline the refinery’s complex downstream business processes, close automation gaps and enable proactive data-driven decision-making across multiple operations. YRD achieved enhanced employee productivity and tripled its system users, while it expects to save $2 million in operational expenses.

Table of contents

Saudi Aramco’s Yanbu Refinery Deploys A Centralized Platform For Real-Time Operations Management
Integrated Manufacturing Operations Management System Helps Yanbu Refinery Department Automate A Wide Range Of Business Processes
Saudi Aramco’s Yanbu Refinery Expects To Save $2 Million Of Operational Expenses With The Implementation Of iMOM

Organisations mentioned

Labware, OSIsoft, Yanbu Refinery Department

About the authors

Victor Voulgaropoulos

Industry Analyst
Victor is an Industry Analyst in the Verdantix Operational Excellence practice. His current research agenda focuses on asset performance management solutions and the overlap with digital twins, maintenance optimization platforms and industrial risk management technologies. Prior to joining Verdantix, Victor was a researcher at Imperial College London and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he managed projects and delivered R&D technological solutions for clients in the energy industry (oil & gas, nuclear, and solar). Victor holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from University College London.

Malavika Tohani

Research Director

Malavika leads the Verdantix Operational Excellence practice. Her current research agenda focuses on the digitization of Operational Excellence and covers operational risk technologies, best practices and growth strategies. Her recent research focussed on benchmarking the capabilities of the prominent operational risk software vendors. She has over 10 years’ experience in research and strategy consulting. Malavika previously worked at Frost & Sullivan, managing and delivering advisory projects for clients involving expansion, acquisition, benchmarking and product development strategies. Malavika holds a MSc in Economics from Madras School of Economics.

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