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Dr. Achim Krüger Joins Vesta Partners as President of Europe

Dr. Achim Krüger Joins Vesta Partners as President of Europe

Will Lead Company Expansion into DACH Region

Stamford, CT – June 4th, 2018 – Vesta Partners, a professional services firm specializing in Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and SAP EAM technology, has announced the addition of Dr. Achim Krüger to the firm as President of Vesta Europe.  As part of his new role as President, Dr. Krüger will leverage his decades of SAP understanding and experience, along with his comprehensive Asset Management best practices and technical knowledge, to lead the region and the expansion of Vesta’s business into the DACH region of Europe (Germany, Austria and Switzerland).

“With all the dynamic activity surrounding SAP Leonardo and its intersection with core EAM, Achim is uniquely positioned to bring a global perspective and actionable plans to Vesta and our clients. His insight and perspective will help Vesta take our Asset Management Practices to the next level,” stated Noel Fagan, CEO of Vesta. “It is with great excitement that I welcome Achim to Vesta and fully support our shared vision to roll out the next generation of tools and practices to help our customers maximize the investments made to their asset base.”

Prior to joining Vesta, Dr. Krüger was globally responsible for the Asset Management line of business which is comprised of SAP Enterprise Asset Management and SAP Environment, Health, and Safety.  In this position he co-owned the solution strategy SAP S/4HANA Plant Maintenance, SAP Asset Intelligence Network, SAP Predictive Maintenance and Service, SAP Asset Strategy and Performance Management, SAP EHSM (Incident, Health and Safety, and Environment Management).  In addition, Dr. Krüger drove the go-to-market activities, forming a coherent portfolio for Asset Management from these products. Dr. Krüger worked with a large number of customers globally on their specific roadmaps and how to best employ SAP’s solutions for meeting their business challenges. He is also a well acknowledged speaker at international conferences on Asset Management. Dr. Krüger was very engaged as a board member of the Australian Asset Management Council, a leading peak body for good practice in Asset Management within the Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management (GFMAM).

“I am very excited to join Vesta,” stated Dr. Krüger.  “I have worked very closely with Vesta over the years and have always admired their knowledge, expertise and commitment to the SAP EAM market.  I look forward to working with the Vesta family to leverage my experience in order to grow and expand the European business, as well as help our global EAM customers and community leverage new SAP technologies to advance their Asset Management practices.”

About Vesta, a Rizing Company

Vesta Partners is a professional services firm focused on SAP EAM solutions for customers in asset intensive industries. As an SAP Services and Consulting Partner, Vesta’s approach combines industry best practices with practical technology solutions to help customers track, manage and report on capital asset usage.  In addition to its consulting services, Vesta offers proprietary software solutions addressing niche EAM demands.  With offices located in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, Vesta’s real world experience and practical solutions deliver results that directly translate into efficiency improvements and real cost savings.

For more information, please visit www.vestapartners.com or contact: +1 203 517 0400, info@vestapartners.com.

About Rizing, LLC

Rizing is a privately held multi-million dollar international company fully committed to providing leading SAP functional and technical services to its customers.  Rizing is the parent company of Vesta Partners, a leading SAP Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) services firm and /N SPRO, a prominent SAP Human Capital Management (HCM), SuccessFactors and Retail services firm.  Rizing brings together these two key partners around SAP’s emerging technology services and solutions to fully leverage the global synergies between Vesta and /N SPRO.

For more information, please visit www.Rizing.com or contact: Rizing, LLC at +1 (203) 517-0400, info@Rizing.com.

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Dr. Achim Krüger stapt over naar Vesta Partners als voorzitter van Europa

Hij zal de uitbreiding van het bedrijf naar de DACH-regio leiden

Stamford (Connecticut, VS) – 1 juni 2018– Vesta Partners, een professioneel dienstverleningsbedrijf dat gespecialiseerd is in activabeheer van ondernemingen (EAM, Enterprise Asset Management) en SAP EAM-technologie, heeft aangekondigd dat Dr. Achim Krüger naar ons bedrijf overstapt als voorzitter van Vesta Europe. Als onderdeel van zijn nieuwe functie als voorzitter, zal Dr. Krüger zijn tientallen jaren van SAP-kennis en ervaring, samen met zijn uitgebreide kennis van beste praktijken op het gebied van activabeheer en zijn technische kennis, aanwenden om de regio te leiden en Vesta’s bedrijfsactiviteiten uit te breiden naar de DACH-regio van Europa (Duitsland, Oostenrijk en Zwitserland).

“Met alle dynamische activiteiten rond SAP Leonardo, gecombineerd met centrale EAM, bevindt Achim zich in een unieke positie om Vesta en onze klanten een wereldwijd perspectief en uitvoerbare plannen te bieden. Zijn inzicht en perspectief zal Vesta helpen onze praktijken voor activabeheer naar een hoger niveau te brengen”, aldus Noel Fagan, CEO van Vesta. “Met groot enthousiasme heet ik Achim welkom bij Vesta, en ik steun onze gedeelde visie volledig om de volgende generatie hulpmiddelen en beste praktijken te gebruiken om onze klanten te helpen de investeringen in hun activabasis te maximaliseren.”

Voordat hij bij Vesta kwam, was Dr. Krüger wereldwijd verantwoordelijk voor de bedrijfstak voor activabeheer, die bestaat uit SAP Enterprise Asset Management en SAP Environment, Health, and Safety.  In deze functie was hij mede-eigenaar van de oplossingsstrategieën SAP S/4HANA Plant Maintenance, SAP Asset Intelligence Network, SAP Predictive Maintenance and Service, SAP Asset Strategy en Performance Management, SAP EHSM (Incident, Health and Safety en Environment Management).  Daarnaast voerde Dr. Krüger commerciële activiteiten uit, waardoor een samenhangende portfolio voor activabeheer van deze producten werd gevormd. Dr. Krüger werkte wereldwijd met een groot aantal klanten aan hun specifieke stappenplannen en hoe ze de oplossingen van SAP optimaal kunnen gebruiken om hun zakelijke uitdagingen aan te gaan. Hij is ook een algemeen erkende spreker op internationale conferenties over activabeheer. Dr. Krüger was zeer betrokken als bestuurslid bij de Australische raad voor activabeheer, een leidend lichaam voor goede praktijken in activabeheer binnen het wereldwijde forum voor onderhoud en activabeheer (GFMAM).

“Ik ben erg blij om bij Vesta aan de slag te gaan”, zei dr. Krüger. “Ik heb de afgelopen jaren nauw samengewerkt met Vesta en ik heb altijd hun kennis, expertise en toewijding voor de SAP EAM-markt bewonderd.  Ik kijk er naar uit om met de Vesta-familie samen te werken en mijn ervaring te gebruiken om het Europese bedrijf te laten groeien en uit te breiden, en om onze wereldwijde EAM-klanten en community te helpen nieuwe SAP-technologieën te gebruiken om hun praktijken voor activabeheer te verbeteren.”

Over Vesta, een Rizing-bedrijf

Vesta Partners is een professioneel dienstverleningsbedrijf dat zich richt op SAP EAM-oplossingen voor klanten in activa-intensieve sectoren. Als partner van SAP Services and Consulting combineert Vesta beste sectorpraktijken met praktische technologische oplossingen om klanten te helpen bij het volgen, beheren en rapporteren van het gebruik van kapitaalactiva.  Naast zijn consultancydiensten biedt Vesta eigen softwareoplossingen die beantwoorden aan de eisen van EAM voor niches.  Met kantoren in Noord-Amerika, Europa en Azië en het Pacifisch gebied bieden de praktijkervaring en praktische oplossingen van Vesta resultaten die rechtstreeks worden omgezet in efficiëntieverbeteringen en reële kostenbesparingen.

Voor meer informatie gaat u naar www.vestapartners.com of neemt u contact op via:+1 203 517 0400,info@vestapartners.com.

Over Rizing, LLC

Rizing is een particulier bedrijf met een vermogen van miljoenen dollars dat zich volledig toelegt op het leveren van toonaangevende functionele en technische SAP-diensten aan zijn klanten. Rizing is het moederbedrijf van Vesta Partners, een toonaangevend bedrijf voor SAP-activabeheer van ondernemingen (EAM) en /N SPRO, een prominent bedrijf voor diensten op het gebied van SAP menselijk kapitaalbeheer (HCM), successfactoren en verkoop.  Rizing brengt deze twee belangrijkste partners samen rond opkomende technologiediensten en technologieoplossingen van SAP om de wereldwijde synergieën tussen Vesta en /N SPRO optimaal te benutten.

Voor meer informatie gaat u naar www.Rizing.com of neemt u contact op via: Rizing, LLC via +1 (203) 517-0400, info@Rizing.com.

Dr. Achim Krüger Joins Vesta Partners as President of Europe 2018-06-08T18:18:49+00:00

Harm-Jan Smit Joins Vesta Partners as Solution Architect for Vesta Europe

Harm-Jan Smit Joins Vesta Partners as Solution Architect for Vesta Europe

Rotterdam – November 2017 – Vesta Partners, a global professional services firm specializing in Asset Management and SAP EAM technology, is proud to announce the addition of Harm-Jan Smit to the Vesta Partners European team. Mr. Smit joins the organization in the role of Solution Architect, with a focus on Energy and Utilities.

Mr. Smit joins Vesta from Stork (a Fluor company) where he worked for over 19 years as Senior Asset Management Consultant. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from conducting numerous improvement projects for customers in asset intensive industries. Mr. Smit specializes in SAP EAM, Strategic Asset Management, Change Management, Operational Excellence and Lean. Additionally, he played a key role on the SAP Asset Intelligence Network (AIN) Advisory Council, collaborating with SAP, Asset Owners, OEM’s, and service providers to develop the SAP AIN solution.

“I am very excited to join Vesta Partners,” stated Mr. Smit. “The team’s culture made me feel welcome right from the start. I look forward to leveraging my knowledge and experience to help our customers make better decisions about their people, processes and technology.”

“We are thrilled to have Harm-Jan join the Vesta Europe team,” stated Len Harms, President of Vesta Europe. “His knowledge and experience fills a critical position in our firm and his sincere enthusiasm and passion for the business is contagious. I look forward to working with Harm-Jan as we continue to expand our European business in the ever-evolving landscape of EAM and SAP. “

About Vesta, a Rizing Company

Vesta Partners is a professional services firm focused on SAP EAM solutions for customers in asset intensive industries. As an SAP Services and Select Consulting Partner, Vesta’s approach combines industry best practices with practical technology solutions to help customers track, manage and report on capital asset usage.  In addition to its consulting services, Vesta offers proprietary software solutions addressing niche EAM demands.  With offices located in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East, Vesta’s real world experience and practical solutions deliver results that directly translate into efficiency improvements and real cost savings.

For more information, please visit www.vestapartners.com/contact or contact: +1(203)517-0400,   info@vestapartners.com.

 

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Learn 5 Ways to Optimize Your SAP Use from Vesta Partners, a proud sponsor of the Mastering SAP EAM Conference

Learn 5 Ways to Optimize Your SAP Use from Vesta Partners, a proud sponsor of the Mastering SAP EAM Conference

The world has changed. Businesses are demanding. New leadership styles, new technologies and global standards are emerging. Vesta Partners is proud to announce our support of the Mastering SAP EAM Conference at the Star in Gold Coast, Australia from 19-21 November. This conference celebrates the leadership, technology and innovations that are transforming Asset Management.

The conference is the result of country wide face-to-face discussions with over 60 industry professionals speaking their mind. Topics include Driving Organisational Change & Engagement, Opportunities for Integration, Maximising Mobility, and more. Here are 5 workshops and sessions lead by our in-house experts to help you optimize your SAP EAM use:

  • Workshop: Applying Core SAP Functionality to Support Job Management

    • Speaker: John Dwyer

    • Sunday, November 19th 12:00 – 6:00 PM

    • (Requires pre-registration. Click here to book.)

  • Risk Based Strategic Planning, Scheduling and Execution

    • Speaker: Martin Greaves

    • Monday, November 20th 4:00 – 4:50 PM

  • How to Drive Innovation and Capitalise on Technological Advances to Develop the Business of the Future

    • Speaker: Len Harms

    • Tuesday, November 21st 8:30 AM

  • Achieving High Quality Asset Master Data

    • Speaker: John Dwyer

    • Tuesday, November 21st 9:20 AM

  • Fishbowl Session – Optimising Your Current SAP System and Eliminating Waste

    • Speaker: John Dwyer

    • Tuesday, November 21st 10:55 AM – 12:45 PM

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Vesta, a sponsor of the SAP NSW Charity Gold Day event, fundraising Redkite

Vesta, a sponsor of the 2017 SAP NSW Charity Gold Day event, raising funds for the Redkite cause.

“Redkite corporate partner SAP recently held its annual Golf Day to raise funds, achieving an outstanding $32,560 for families facing a child or young person’s cancer.

Held at Terrey Hills Golf Club in Sydney, the event brings SAP’s NSW team, partners and clients together for an enjoyable day of golf and fundraising activites, including sponsoring different elements of the event, buying raffle tickets, bidding on live auction items and joining in on a putting competition. Redkite team members and generous supporters joined ambassador Les Hill on the Redkite team for the event, with Les also auctioning off the prizes in the live auction.” [published by Redkite on redkite.com]

Vesta Partners, a global SAP Services Partner, was proud to partake in the sponsorship of this annual event. To learn how you can donate or help the Redkite cause, click here.

In the picture from left to right: Anastasia from SAP, Greg from Harvey Norman, Walter from Cochlear, and Craig from Vesta.

About Redkite:

Providing essential support to children and young people with cancer, and their families, has been Redkite’s focus for over 30 years. We’re here throughout the whole cancer journey, from the moment of diagnosis until after treatment finishes. 

Vesta, a sponsor of the SAP NSW Charity Gold Day event, fundraising Redkite 2017-11-09T18:46:04+00:00

Vesta, sponsor of the 6th Annual Government & EAM Congress – Middle East

Vesta, a sponsor of the 6th Annual Government & EAM Congress

As a sponsor of the 6th Government and Enterprise Asset Management Congress, Vesta understands the importance of improving your physical asset management strategy, boosting asset performance and increasing ROI. Budget constraints mean public and private organisations need to ensure they are getting full value from their physical assets – buildings, equipment, infrastructure and others. The upcoming Congress will address how government entities and asset-heavy private enterprises can reduce costs, increase the lifespan and returns generated from their assets by using strategic asset management practices.

There’s still time to register and join us at the event. Reserve your spot today.

 

Vesta, sponsor of the 6th Annual Government & EAM Congress – Middle East 2017-11-09T18:47:52+00:00

Vesta Partners, a continued sponsor of the 2017 Best Practices for Oil & Gas Conference (BPOG)

Vesta Partners, a continued sponsor of the 2017 Best Practices for Oil & Gas Conference (BPOG)

Vesta Partners is proud to announce our continuous support as a Silver Partner at this year’s Best Practices for Oil & Gas Conference, taking place October 16th-18th in The Woodlands, Texas. With the current oil and gas market conditions, it is more important than ever for the industry to come together to hear solutions and expertise on how to innovate – not only for survival, but for growth – as they maintain process efficiencies realized in the downturn. Best Practices for Oil & Gas is built and delivered by the oil and gas community, hear from your peers on the roadmap for digital transformation, how to reduce costs, drive operational efficiencies, use data for increased visibility and agility, and improve your bottom line. A collaboration between Eventful Conferences, ASUG and SAP, Best Practices for Oil & Gas is designed for all industry segments including upstream, midstream, downstream and oilfield services. The annual conference brings together senior leadership, decision-makers, business process owners, analysts, super users, support teams, solution providers and more to one location for an interactive event built around learning and collaboration.

Can’t make the conference this year due to recent natural disasters in your area? Fear not – Vesta Partners is willing to come to you! We are sending our Oil & Gas experts on the road to meet with any attendee that could not make the conference due to damage in their area. If you would like one of our experts to come visit you and assess your Oil & Gas needs, please email us at info@vestapartners.com

To join Vesta Partners at the seventh annual Best Practices for Oil & Gas in Texas, click here.

 

Vesta Partners, a continued sponsor of the 2017 Best Practices for Oil & Gas Conference (BPOG) 2017-11-09T18:40:49+00:00

GIS Blog Series – Part 8: Performing Spatial Analysis of Field Work

GIS Blog Series – Part 8: Performing Spatial Analysis of Field Work

This is number eight in a series of blogs designed to address Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in conjunction with SAP. We will do this by addressing the most important customer challenges.

Performing Spatial Analysis of Field Work

Since we have already covered the advantages of integrating GIS and SAP systems with regard to planning and executing work, this post will focus more on the benefits of spatial analysis as it applies to analyzing completed work.  As we have been preaching throughout the series, the ability to integrate SAP data with an organization’s enterprise GIS offers many benefits including: 

  • The ability to identify trends surrounding different aspects of asset maintenance giving management a powerful tool to identify and understand ways to more efficiently maintain assets.
  • The use of spatial analysis to help understand where time and money are being spent across an organization’s asset network. This analysis is paramount in being able to identify trends in the ways these two resources are being utilized. 
  • The location and attribute information of completed work can provide significant benefits to forensic work following any unforeseen incident within an asset network.

Let’s explore these benefits in a bit more detail.

Identifying Trends

Aggregating and reporting on the cost of maintaining a specific piece of equipment, or many pieces of equipment in a given functional location is a common practice and can be used to identify trends.  However, these reports tend to be very complex and although trend analysis using tabular reporting can easily identify spending trends for a specific equipment or functional location, it is difficult to identify trends in groups of objects that share the same geography.  Creating a spatial representation of Work Orders though integration with GIS allows dollars spent on maintaining infrastructure to be plotted on a map, easily uncovering trends and relationships between corrective maintenance and location. These analyses allow an organization to fine tune preventive maintenance schedules based on location to quickly identify chronic maintenance issues based on location, improve reliability, and ultimately save money on corrective maintenance costs. 

A popular method of displaying this data spatially is by using a heat map.  A heat map is created using point data.  In our example, we will use the location of completed work orders.  A continuous surface is created by analyzing either the density of the point features or based on an attribute value associated with each of the point features.  In the heat maps we use for our example below, the total cost of the work for each work order is used.  The example later on uses the amount of time spent above and beyond the planned time for each work order operation.

Heat map based on relative dollars spent on corrective work order operations where blue is lower spend and red is higher spend.  Looking at tabular data alone may show a list of objects with higher than normal spend, however, hotspots of dollars spent on corrective maintenance become obvious when viewed on a map and may be associated with the location in which they are installed, prompting further investigation.

Another way to use completed work order data to identify trends is by analyzing actual time spent on specific work order operations displayed on a map to determine if the location of work is affecting the time it takes to perform the same type work across a larger service area. Seeing this data visually will quickly reveal areas that require additional time due to any number of factors.  Although further investigation may be required, identification of this trend by seeing it on a map is very intuitive and far quicker than trying to find trends though complicated tabular reporting.  A slight variation on this analysis can be based on the number of occurrences over a given period which would identify whether a problem is getting worse, or better.  These discoveries can result in the adjustment of the planned time to complete specific operations on preventive maintenance plans in specific areas.  Updating plans with proven data will lead to more accurate planning, scheduling, and budgeting for work in these areas.

In addition to identifying areas where things may be going wrong, the same analysis could be used to determine where things are going right.  In organizations where different regional offices have some level of autonomy around managing their own territory and crews, trends that appear to be going in the right direction could indicate process improvements by territory managers in one territory that could be leveraged and made into a companywide initiative to improve processes across all territories. 

Heat map based on deviation from planned vs. actual time spent on work order operations where blue is a minimum deviation and red is a large deviation.  Immediately it is apparent that jobs that take place in more rural areas took longer than planned in general.  In addition, there is a clear anomaly in the center that will warrant additional investigation.  Given that there are quite a few areas where more time was spent than was estimated, the anomaly in the middle of the map would not stick out in a tabular report.  However, on a map, it is obvious.

Forensic Work

Something that we haven’t touched on much in this series is the idea of an integrated GIS and SAP system lending a great deal of valuable input to many types of forensic work.  Let’s take a look at an example from the rail industry.  In the event of a derailment, the question on everyone’s mind is “why?”.  Using asset and work data displayed in a GIS, along with reference data from other GIS sources, forensic analysts can find the answers to questions like:

  • When and what work was done in this area?
  • What known defects were present at the time of the derailment?
  • When was the last automated test run for this section of track?
  • What materials were used in this section of track?

In keeping with the environmental factors theme in an earlier blog post, answers to the following environment related questions can be added to the overall investigation to shed additional light on the root cause:

  • What were environmental monitoring devices reading at the time of the derailment?
  • Were there any recent weather/temperature events in this area?

These are all questions that will contribute to determining what did or did not cause the derailment.  With the SAP-GIS integration in place, the work-related data is readily available for any spatial analysis required to answer these questions, minimizing the time required to determine root cause.  Additional spatial analysis can then be used to determine where else along the rail line the same conditions exist, allowing maintenance crews to be proactive and address the root cause in other areas of track, mitigating the risk of an additional derailment.

In summary, the spatial analysis of completed work can greatly benefit any organization with assets spread over a geographic area.  This data will drive the identification of trends in asset failure, work order cost, and work order operation duration with relation to surrounding geography, ensuring these issues will no longer go undiscovered.  Finally, this data will greatly reduce the time spent on root cause analysis of asset related failures, including being able to take the results of the analysis and identify any other areas through the asset network with similar conditions, thus mitigating risk of additional failures and costly repairs.

 

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GIS Blog Series – Part 7: Enabling Material Traceability with GIS & SAP

GIS Blog Series – Part 7: Enabling Material Traceability with GIS & SAP

This is number seven in a series of blogs designed to address Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in conjunction with SAP. We will do this by addressing the most important customer challenges.

Material Traceability is defined here as having traceable, verifiable, and complete data.  For assets, such as gas transmission pipelines this set of data could include:

  • Material attributes and manufacturer’s batch attributes
  • Test / inspection results
  • A history of inventory movements from Manufacturer, to Supplier, to Storage, to Job site, to its precise location in a pipeline network
  • Please see PHMSA excerpt at the end of this post for exact requirements

Having the ability able to quickly access this information digitally as opposed to dedicating a small team to manually search hard-copy documents is often seen as a wish list than a reality for many well-intentioned organizations.

Successful implementation of a material traceability solution involves documented business processes and cross-functional coordination.  Primary applications critical to a robust material traceability program include an ERP system such as SAP, and GIS for exact location information.  Additionally, key digital documents should be kept in Document Management System for easy access

An end to end process would include the following high level steps:

  • Establish Materials to be tracked in Batches and those to be Serialized
  • Procurement of Materials
  • Receipt and Storage of Material and Quality Inspection results
  • Consumption of batches and serialized materials via Work Order
  • Pass material and batch quantities as well as material and batch characteristics to GIS via Interface
  • As-built process in GIS mapping features and attribute values without re-keying data supplied by Interface
  • Passing of features and attribute location back to SAP from GIS via two-way interface
  • Creation / change of Functional Locations and Equipment with LAM values including batches as linear characteristics via SAP – GIS interface
  • Ability to report serial number history
  • Ability to track batch movement including return to SAP with precise location of batches throughout network
  • Use of both SAP and GIS for critical reporting
    • Serial Number history
    • Batch inventory movements and location information
    • Spatial Analytics enabling batch performance vs. location / environmental / climate factors

Role of each system in Material Traceability 

Primary Benefits:

  • Meet compliance / regulatory requirements
  • Standardize business processes across functions
  • Support where used and where in network reporting
  • Avoid usage of unapproved materials
  • Create traceable, verifiable, complete records
  • Spatial Analytics of Material performance vs. climate, environmental factors
  • Scalable solution for future initiatives

Summary:

If Material Traceability was easy, many more companies would already have well-established processes.  If your company is embarking on a such a program and you own SAP and a GIS application, a robust solution may not be as far off as first thought. 

Companies must still work with Suppliers for proper labeling / barcoding of material.  Discipline must be established to track batches and serial numbers for all physical movement from receipt to storage, to job site, to precise installation location.  Even scrapped or leftover remnants must be accounted for.  Mobile devices and label scanning is virtually a must. 

The key message here is these two systems (GIS and SAP) are entirely capable of enabling and supporting Material Traceability.

Note: [Docket No. PHMSA-2012-0068], Pipeline Safety: Verification of Records

An owner or operator of a pipeline must meet the recordkeeping requirements of Part 192 and Part 195 in support of MAOP and MOP determination. Traceable records are those which can be clearly linked to original information about a pipeline segment or facility. Traceable records might include pipe mill records, purchase requisition, or as-built documentation indicating minimum pipe yield strength, seam type, wall thickness and diameter. Careful attention should be given to records transcribed from original documents as they may contain errors. Information from a transcribed document, in many cases, should be verified with complementary or supporting documents.

 

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Live Workshop Event hosted by Vesta & SAP Singapore September 21, 2017

Join Vesta & SAP in Singapore for a Live Workshop Event Discovering the Future of Asset Management

We understand that the topic of Future in Asset Management is a complex one. To help you see how IoT, Mobile and Cloud based maintenance solutions can help you reduce the cost of maintenance, we are organizing a second Live Workshop Event in Singapore. Join us on September 21st, 2017 at the below listed location to discover how you can start moving towards the Future of Asset Managemenet in your Business.

 

DATE & TIME:

September 21st, 2017 (Thursday) 09:00 am – 2:00 pm

LOCATION:

SAP Asia Pte Ltd,

30 Pasir Panjang Road, #03-32,

Mapletree Business City,

Singapore 117440

Meeting Room 312C

AGENDA:

  • Impact of Digitalization on Enterprise Asset Management

  • Leveraging IoT, Cloud and Mobile Solutions for effective Asset modelling and maintenance

  • Latest Developments in Enterprise Asset Management, User Experience, Customer Journey & Roadmap

  • Q & A

 

Registration is open until September 18th, 2017. Seats are limited. 

 

Save your seat today!

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Vesta Partners, a strategic Partner at Annual Process Safety Summit

 

Vesta Partners to be Strategic Partner at Annual Process Safety Summit

 

Vesta Partners will join the 9th Annual Process Safety Summit as a Strategic Partner. The 9th Annual Process Safety Summit will be taking place from 24-27th of September 2017 at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE, with an exciting new direction and expert speaker line-up from ADMA-OPCO, GASCO, Kuwait Oil Company, Petrofac, Qatar Chemical Company and many more.

This year’s Process Safety Summit will focus on:

  • Best practices and strategies on how to avoid incidents caused by human error
  • Implement effective Management of Change (MoC) strategies
  • The importance of assessments and analysis in achieving process safety excellence
  • Significance of leadership and communication in risk reduction

Join Vesta Partners, Kevin Heard on Tuesday the 26th of September as he participates in a panel discussion – “Preventing Incidents using HAZOP and Work Permit Systems in New and Novel Areas”. This panel discussion will address different areas HAZOP studies can be implemented in risk and incident reduction. Share some of the best practices of implementing HAZOP studies and PTW systems in new areas for overall risk reduction in a system. Lastly, how technology can play part in enabling safe practices, bringing safety to life in your organization by improving operational safety excellence.

Click here for more information on how to join Vesta Partners for this year’s Process Safety Summit.

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