Networking success

How personal tablets improved Broadspectrum’s performance for our high-profile clients in 2015.

Challenge

Managing a turnaround for one of the world’s largest manufacturers of plastics, chemicals and refining products, LyondellBasell, was never going to be easy.

Our three week operation at its Texas plant involved more than 700 people collectively notching up 350,000 work hours.

Situation

An ongoing battle on sites like these is ensuring everyone has the most up-to-date documentation. With paper job packages, it is difficult for site protagonists to access current versions of rapidly changing drawings and scope documents. This can cause confusion and lost productivity.

Action

Identifying this potentially disastrous and expensive scenario, Broadspectrum installed a site-wide Wi-Fi network and distributed mobile tablets to more than 100 people.

We utilised cloud technology to update drawings and instructions as they came to hand, ensuring every project leader had the same information in the palm of their hand.

Recognising that reducing our reliance on paper exposed us to seemingly merciless (and often cataclysmic) technology failures, we installed a back-up server, alleviating worry by guaranteeing that our cloud-based information was secure.

Impact

More than 1,100 job packages were contained and frequently updated within the mobile tablets we provided.

Users cited the tablets’ propensity to save time, easily track safety indicators, and integrate scheduling and cost control systems as the best aspects of the innovation.

The above improvements represent a resounding tick for the Broadspectrum-implemented mobile tablets and Wi-Fi network. These technologies are yet another step we take to guarantee our deadlines and deliver our promises.

This solution is implemented across all appropriate Broadspectrum sites.