Turnaround Project Planning Primer
Goals and Objectives, Best Compromise of Time, Cost, Quality and Safety
Every turnaround may have special goals and objectives, which may differ from time to time, depending on a complex set of circumstances.
The most critical objectives are:
- To complete the turnaround in the shortest possible time
- To complete the turnaround at the lowest possible cost
- To achieve the best quality of workmanship
- To execute the turnaround with the highest possible safety record
It is impossible to achieve all four of these objectives concurrently because they are conflicting (self-excluding).
To complete the turnaround in the shortest time, overtime costs may soar and quality and safety may be impacted.
To complete the turnaround at the lowest cost, the duration and quality may be impacted.
To achieve the best quality, duration and cost may be impacted.
To achieve the highest safety, costs may be impacted.
Time and cost are always critical and require special attention. These two important objectives can be controlled through detailed planning and scheduling.
ATC Professional™ provides you with necessary tools to make your turnaround visible and accountable; and therefore, controllable. By being able to plan, schedule and measure daily progress, you can maintain a high degree of control over manpower and the priority and sequencing of the work, and as a consequence, the cost of the turnaround.