A: Select a partner who understands that labor standards and a labor management system are components of a total productivity management solution. A total solution goes beyond labor standards and the software. It includes:
Another factor is that you want a partner to deliver a solution that takes your total operation into consideration. A partner with a narrow focus may deliver a solid set of standards but may not give you a solution that optimizes the operation.
Selecting labor management software is a lot different from selecting most other software solutions. There are only a handful of players in this market, and the leaders clearly stand out. Most of the consulting firms that work in this area bring a predefined solution to the table when they bid the job.
The partner you select to assist with the development of you labor management program should be able to direct you to the right software without putting you through a major software selection process. However, there are a few things you want to make sure the solutioni has:
A: Simulation would be an excellent tool to help analyze and improve oilfield operations. It could be applied in many different areas, including operations and maintenance, as you suggested. Here are a few possibilities: