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Title: FR-UMM-01 - Achieving Higher Levels of Facility Standardization in the UMM Commodity Market, Version 2.0
Publication Date: 12/1/2020
Product Type: Final Report
Status: Tool
Pages: 375
Second edition expands the report to capture the findings from another phase of research and to offer even more resources for a total of two books and four Excel tools.

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Abstract

In Version 1.0 of this report, Research Team UMM-01 (RT-UMM-01) described the cost and schedule advantages that come with facility standardization. The team identified ways to facilitate the widespread use of standard designs by applying four solution pieces:

  1. Economics of Standardization
  2. Standardization Decision-making Model
  3. Critical Success Factors (CSFs) and Enablers
  4. Innovative Technologies and Approaches
     

While the benefits of applying a standardization strategy to industrial projects can vary, the industry – and especially the Upstream, Midstream, and Mining (UMM) sector – has been slow to achieve high levels of standardization. To help achieve more effective use of standardization, the industrial sector of the capital projects industry needs additional guidance on the benefits of standardization.

In Version 2.0 of this report, RT-UMM-01 presented additional resources to promote facility standardization:

  1. The Standardization Business Case Analysis Model analyzes and justifies standardization.
     
  2. The Standardization Work Process shows practitioners how to effectively exploit the benefits of standardization and lays out the major considerations throughout the project phases.
     
  3. During this phase of research, RT-UMM-01 validated the Standardization Critical Success Factors (CSFs) it had identified in the first phase. The team’s ongoing work evaluated how completely industry currently is accomplishing the CSFs (based on real-life projects) and considered how the CSFs associate with project performance.
     

In summary, RT-UMM-01 encourages industry members to pay attention to the six solution pieces to better understand and recognize the value of standardization, and to exploit the benefits of achieving higher levels of facility standardization, especially in the UMM sector. With the two volumes of this report and its four associated Excel tools, the team has provided user-friendly deliverables to help practitioners achieve higher levels of facility standardization.