How to fully digitize the workflow between Shell and external stakeholders regarding pressure equipment inspections within 120days?
More than 20.000 inspections of pressure equipment per annum are being conducted with multiple documents per inspection, currently mostly handled in pdf/paper format via an electronic inbox as well as a local paper archive.
Several uncoupled databases existing at each stakeholder all with different levels of mobile functionality, hence risk of duplicate data as well as lengthy document transmittals.
How to use Artificial Intelligence, Robotic Process Automation and/or Blockchain etc. to implement a digital process to securely transmit inspection documents, improve data quality and eliminate all manual interventions?
First initiatives within company
Databases at each stakeholder with link to CMMs system (e.g. SAP)
Existing document management system at Shell
High level analysis of current data flow between Shell and external stakeholders
Migration of existing paper archives to a Digital Twin foreseen in 2021
Need for support
Short definition of the digital target process to answer the question of how collaboration with external stakeholders should proceed to securely transmit inspection documents, improve data quality and eliminate all manual interventions (description based on approx. 20-30 activities, e.g. using MS Visio or Signavio)
Consider and review existing IT landscape and digitization initiatives within Shell
Develop a solution to exchange data/documents and store them securely within Shell and avoid duplicate data with external stakeholders
Examine how AI, RPA, etc. can be used to automatically archive documents, highlight data inconsistencies, and reduce the need for all manual intervention
Check whether blockchain is an option or whether it will only complicate the matter
Possible next steps:
Scouting of existing data flows and data architecture within Shell and at least one external stakeholder
Define MVP or several smaller MVPs to be implemented within 120days
– Proposal 1: Align inspection schedules between Shell and one external stakeholder ensuring that schedule only must be maintained once
– Proposal 2: Fully electronic and intelligent exchange of inspection reports between Shell and one external stakeholder (with electronic signature), actively highlighting (potentially also correcting data inconsistencies), no more paper versions
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