VISAVI LivePlan is a digital coordination arena for complex operations that helps workers be more agile and raise awareness and boost productivity across the organization. 

LIVEPLAN solves this...

... by offering a unique solution where all plans and plan-related data are integrated on a single surface: 

  1. The information is live with automatic, instant updating and distribution of changes.  
  2. It shows the full picture:  Planned activities are visualized together with plan-related constraints such as logistics, helicopter bookings and weather forecast.
  3. It also connects across all planning cycles - combining daily , weekly, and long-term plan horizons.

The problem:

Industrial operations such as offshore oil and gas involve a large number of activities that rely on costly and limited resources and dynamic conditions. Waste due to poor coordination remains a major cost driver:

  • Jobs get rejected by operations
  • Maintenance work cannot begin as planned
  • Contractors are left waiting
  • Costly emergency logistics
  • Missed opportunities for re-planning 
Having live access to the full picture enables the entire organization to engage in a whole new way in joint optimization of activities and resource use.

Having live access to the full picture enables the entire organization to engage in a whole new way in joint optimization of activities and resource use.

The reason why this type of waste is so common is that complex organizations have difficulties seeing the broader picture because their traditional planning tools are unable to display multiple plans effectively, which is necessary for coordinating activities across disciplines. Of course, you can plaster your walls with printouts, but due to the dynamic nature of operations and maintenance, these will quickly go stale and become misleading. And to truly see the full picture, you may have to retrieve information from the work order system, the work permit system, the logistics system or the weather forecast...no wonder most organizations struggle. 


Further details

You will find more details about the special features and user experience the LivePlan solution here, and a discussion of its  positive impact on productivity and safety on an organizational level here.

Technical details on IT deployment, data integration and hardware is provided here.

HOW DOES IT FIT IN WITH EXISTING SYSTEMS AND INITIATIVES?

Complex organizations today have all invested heavily in work processes and software portfolios with ERP, planning, logistics and control of work systems. VISAVI LivePlan is not another such system. Its role is not to replace, but to create added value from these existing investments.

By connecting existing data and work processes to the wider organization in a revolutionary new way, LivePlan allows all the diverse perspectives and competences in the organization to meet and engage. This makes it possible for a whole new way of optimizing activities and resources to emerge - either organically or as part of a formal improvement initiative.