System support engineering framework: A tool to achieve strategy transformation

ALSaidi, M and Mo, J 2014, 'System support engineering framework: A tool to achieve strategy transformation', Technology and Investment, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 32-44.


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Collection: Journal Articles

Title System support engineering framework: A tool to achieve strategy transformation
Author(s) ALSaidi, M
Mo, J
Year 2014
Journal name Technology and Investment
Volume number 5
Issue number 1
Start page 32
End page 44
Total pages 13
Publisher Scientific Research Publishing
Abstract Modern refineries are complex, very high in value of production. They are expected to function for years to come, with ability to handle the changes in technology and feed quality. The aging of a refinery and continuous increases of vendors and contractors force the refinery's operation management to design a strategic approach which can capture these changes. Therefore, this paper explores and outlines the nature of the support system design for a refinery in order to comply with strategic transformation. The research work explores the operation support system from a range of perspectives, by interviewing managers from across the refinery organization. The factors contributing to complexity of a support system are described in the context presented, which clusters them into several key areas. It is proposed that SSE framework may then be used as analytical tool for managing and designing support system(s). The paper will conclude with discussion of potential application and strategic views of the framework. Also, it will designate the opportunities for future work.
Subject Operations Research
Keyword(s) System Support Engineering
Refinery
Performance
Complexity
Transformation
Support System Management
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