Thoughts and Insights on Business Excellence in the Energy and Heavy Process Industries
n the first blog post on Integrated Planning we talked about IAP’s roots. In this entry we are going to talk about what feeds those roots. IAP can be considered the Operational – or Execution – end of the business unit’s strategy. It is, in essence, the Operational Strategy.
Integrated Activity Planning (IAP) got its start in the Offshore Oil & Gas environment. Integrating key activities there is critical given the significant constraint on space and the premium placed on operating in a safe manner. There is only so much room for materials and workers to occupy on a platform so Integrated Activity Planning became the vehicle to coordinate disparate functional activities into a singular, well-orchestrated series of events focused on maximizing productivity while ensuring safe and efficient operations offshore.