Feature from the NIRMA Summer Newsletter 2017 - A systematic
review of TG-15 to seek further industry-wide savings
How well are nuclear operators responding to the challenges laid
down by the Nuclear Promise - can we do more from a Records
Management and Document Control perspective? This question will
certainly continue to be a key theme at the NIRMA 2017 conference
in August. Tim Fleet of McLaren software will take a fresh look at
this by reviewing some key NIRMA Technical Guidelines.
In the lead up to the conference, it's interesting to look back
on the ECM maturity survey conducted by NIRMA and McLaren Software
up to and during the 2016 conference. It assessed the industry,
looking at understanding current processes and establishing a
benchmark of best practice leveraging technology in the form of a
maturity model as a way of achieving increasing levels of
The survey results showed that 10% of stations were still using
"paper-everything" and only 10% had made it to
"electronic-everything" - thus implying that 80% of the industry
can raise its game in some manner to improve efficiency.
As a follow-up to the survey, this year Tim Fleet will look at
specific initiatives and suggestions on how to make further gains
in efficiency. By reviewing key NIRMA technical guidelines section
by section, he will come up with some ideas for new efficiencies.
With focus on TG15, Tim will look at how well the TGs have already
been implemented and if there is an opportunity to accelerate
deployment. He will address the questions:
- How many of the TG15 updates from 2011 have taken place
- Are there quick wins?
- How can we make it easy to benchmark?
To achieve the overall goals laid down by the Nuclear Promise,
Tim will focus on returns that can be implemented and generate cost
savings within 12 months.
Visit McLaren Software at the NIRMA Annual Conference 2017 at JW
Marriott & Spa, Summerlin, NV from August 6-9,
If you have an interest in the maturity model, or ideas to
contribute, contact us for more information before the