How well are nuclear operators responding to the challenges laid down by the Nuclear Promise?

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?

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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 efficiency.

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:

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, 2017.

If you have an interest in the maturity model, or ideas to contribute, contact us for more information before the conference.