A recent McLaren project has further enhanced Canadian Natural's
technology by integrating the enterprise asset and maintenance
management (EAM) system with the engineering document management
solution (EDMS) to support the maintenance of work orders (MWO).
The integration enables correct specifications and procedures to be
found more efficiently and ensures maintenance staff have the most
up-to-date set of documents - critical to ensuring they undertake
From managing engineering documents and drawings, right through
to overseeing governance documents such as standards, policies and
procedures, McLaren has provided Canadian Natural with the digital
tools essential to support efficient plant operations.
At Canadian Natural's Horizon Oil Sands (Horizon) operation,
more than one million documents currently exist in its repository.
Effective management of this 'paperwork' is vital to enable the
Horizon team to work productively.
Maximo, the enterprise asset and maintenance (EAM) management
system from IBM currently manages the physical assets at Horizon.
Talking about the partnership, Richard Dyson, Maximo Supervisor at
Canadian Natural said: "McLaren provides the workforce at Horizon
the comfort and peace of mind with knowing that the document that
is in the work order is the current, most up to date version.
Combining McLaren and the Maximo workflow makes the process
seamless and the only manual intervention is when McLaren indicates
through the traffic light system that the document is not the
current version, alerting proactive action."
To find out more about how Canadian Natural is streamlining
plant operations with McLaren Software, read the full case study here.