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

Senior Analyst

Victor is a Senior Analyst in the Verdantix Operational Excellence practice. His research agenda focuses on asset management solutions and their overlap with industrial risk management technologies and digital twins. His advisory portfolio includes go-to-market, growth strategy, commercial due diligence and digital strategy projects for corporates, vendors and investors. Prior to joining Verdantix, Victor was a research associate at Imperial College London and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, providing engineering advisory services for clients in the energy industry (oil & gas, nuclear and solar). Victor holds a PhD in Process Engineering from University College London.

Malavika Tohani

Research Director

Malavika leads the Verdantix Operational Excellence practice. Her current research agenda focuses on digital technologies for Operational Excellence including digital twins and software solutions for industrial risk and asset management. Malavika has over 15 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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