VM-PA software provides a complete state-of-theart solution for production/yield accounting and data reconciliation for the hydrocarbon and chemical process industry. It can model both the process side as well as the utility side.
Operational Excellence Transformation is Yokogawa and KBC’s co-innovated portfolio of solutions and services. We provide comprehensive solutions for business automation in all four areas using consulting and digital technology.
Supply Chain Management deals with satisfying customer demands by selecting the most appropriate feedstocks the plant can process efficiently, and delivering the products to the customers with maximum efficiency. Today, most of the industry SCM solutions are executed manually and/or separately. In most cases, specialized planning and software packages that have been implemented previously are not connected to other systems, such as sales and distribution and real-time production systems. As a result, the benefits of SCM are not fully realized.
Yokogawa's strategy to improve supply chain management starts with defining the corporate long-term strategy and aligning it with operations, maintenance and all other functions involved in the entire value chain. It includes:
Yokogawa's approach to supply chain management involves digitalizing operations from supply to distribution. We then adopt the identified end-to-end optimization strategy to discover and manage all hidden costs (wastes) in the long chain. Our main objective is to find the Global Optimum to enable Just-in-Time in manufacturing and delivery for suppliers and customers, using minimum inventory and movement.
By applying digital technologies onto the end-to-end process of the supply chain (manufacturing raw materials to final products and managing purchase orders to good receipts), we may be able to improve the following:
By combining Yokogawa’s product portfolio and KBC’s consulting services, we provide our customers best practices and domain knowledge that empower them to improve their operations, as well as a digital platform that supports such activities and initiatives. Our Operational Risk Management scope does not only cover partial improvements in the organization but also optimizations in plant operations to achieve continuously improving safety, reliability and operability.
·Asset Operations and Optimization
- Optimize the potential of physical assets, by pushing throughput and maximizing the production of the highest value products, whilst minimizing variable costs such as energy.
- Deliver small and large capex projects, on time and on budget, to deliver growth and meet environmental requirements.
·Operational Risk Management
- Reliably control safety, health and environmental risk at a personal and process level. This assures the robustness required to avoid catastrophic losses.
·Asset Management and Integrity
- Confidently ensure asset reliability and availability, whilst controlling maintenance costs. This assures the asset always meets expectations and is always available to capitalize on short term market opportunities.
In any plant or facility, numerous variables are regularly measured and recorded for process control and optimization. As massive volumes of data are collected from disparate devices and systems, the risk of extracting inaccurate data and making poor quality decisions increases, ultimately affecting the plant’s and company’s operational and financial performance negatively.
A plant-wide production accounting system is the first step towards any loss control and optimization initiative. Visual Mesa Production Accounting (VM-PA) software provides a complete state-of-the-art solution for production accounting and data reconciliation, promising actionable results for both operators in the plant and decision-makers in the headquarters.
Sitewide mass balance is the basis of any loss control initiative. In one single system, VM-PA captures information from all available sources of data to provide the foundation for analysis and decision-making.
It fulfills the following loss control initiative requirements:
VM-PA enables the users to compare the monthly LP (linear program) plan to the actual performance data for any type of plan by mass, component and energy. Data from multiple sources can be automatically reconciled and verified in one single system to enhance accuracy and reliability.
VM-PA enables the user to track various business rules, in an advanced dynamic graphical environment, from the feedstock reception to the finished products.
VM-PA also calculates stocks, movements and meters compensation using international standards, such as API and ISO.
Typical instruments have an accuracy limit of±2%. With VM-PA’s daily sitewide mass balance collection capability, measurement redundancies can be used to identify costly mass balance errors.
VM-PA integrates with the Plant Information Management Systems (PIMS) and Enterprise Resource Planning Systems seamlessly through standard protocols and files. Inventories, movements and other related data can be collected, distributed and stored for the entire enterprise.
With an integrated web environment, users can process, store and connect massive volumes of data anytime, from anywhere in a secure manner.
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