Caterpillar Global Mining Dragline Division builds large equipment - extremely LARGE. The machinery they deliver takes years of design, engineering and manufacturing before it is shipped to a jobsite for assembly. That time, from initial order to final acceptance, involves extreme coordination among many entities within Caterpillar. Accelerated PM lead Caterpillar through a P6 EPPM tool suite implementation focused on collection of actual labor information to facilitate the client’s better understanding of the effort and timing required to deliver these enormous, multi-year projects. The implementation was designed to provide data-driven capacity planning to support portfolio-based business decisions in a resource-limited environment.
Marathon Petroleum Company, LLC (MPC) owns and operates seven refineries in the United States. Accelerated PM designed a solution for portfolio management for managing turnarounds at the seven locations. The solution included Primavera implementation and configuration, role-based roll-out training and support, development of easy-entry job aids and design of custom reports. The success of the turnaround implementation led to implementation of Primavera for Capital Projects and Daily Maintenance groups at all locations.
Shell Oil Company, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, chose Oracle Primavera products as their project management tool for Turnaround Projects. Oracle subcontracted the consulting effort to Accelerated PM, LLC beginning in April 2009 and APM has remained a valuable team member with Shell ever since. This multi-phase implementation began with an implementation Primavera for Turnaround Projects. The second phase introduced P6 Web, Earned Value Methodology and advanced reporting. Another phase implemented a Primavera integration with Shell's ERP system. The successes in the US market led to implementations at sites in Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific. Together, Shell and Accelerated PM completed their largest ever turnaround with spectacular success. Shell continues to expand the use of Oracle Primavera into Capital Projects and Maintenance Projects using the latest Oracle technology.