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NOVA CHEMICALS
IMPROVE PLANT MAINTENANCE AND REDUCE REPAIR COSTS WITH SAP® SOFTWARE QUICK FACTS

“SAP Enterprise Asset Management provides a holistic view of the overall maintenance schedule and preexecution work. And it gives all of our business users the details they need to make better decisions.” Ron Chow, Maintenance and Reliability Leader, NOVA Chemicals Corporation

Company • Name: NOVA Chemicals Corporation • Headquarters: Calgary, Alberta, Canada • Industry: Chemicals • Products and services: Plastic and chemical materials • Revenue: US$4.1 billion • Employees: 2,500 • Web site: www.novachem.com Challenges and Opportunities • Provide organizational visibility and control of the maintenance schedule and related activities • Coordinate repair scheduling, work execution, and material availability processes • Improve maintenance efficiency and effectiveness • Reduce reactive, emergency, and ad hoc repair efforts • Increase preventative maintenance • Facilitate communication and cooperation among all business groups and stakeholders

Implementation Highlights • Implemented at 11 plants, starting with a pilot program • Enabled a smooth deployment, on schedule and within budget Why SAP • Trusted business partner with a proven solution • Ability to extend and leverage the existing investment in SAP Enterprise Asset Management

Benefits • Reduce time spent on reactive, emergency work by 47% • Increase time spent on proactive, preventative maintenance by 61% • Coordinate and integrate maintenance scheduling • Improve maintenance scheduling compliance by 22% • Increase communication between maintenance and operations • Decrease unplanned equipment outages Objectives • Reduce missed or rescheduled maintenance activities • Replace a fragmented, disconnected plant maintenance system involving manual • Help sustain world-class plant uptime transactions with an automated, integrated levels while reducing associated expenses SAP® solution Existing Environment • Integrate plant maintenance processes SAP Enterprise Asset Management and data with the rest of the enterprise SAP Solutions and Services Plant maintenance functionality of the SAP Enterprise Asset Management solution

SAP Customer Success Story Chemicals

NOVA Chemicals develops and manufactures chemicals, plastic resins, and end products that make everyday life safer, healthier, and easier. To improve maintenance scheduling and operations at 11 manufacturing facilities, the company deployed advanced plant maintenance functionality of the SAP® Enterprise Asset Management solution. The software enables NOVA Chemicals to better manage and coordinate maintenance activities, reduce related expenses, and sustain its world-class plant uptime levels.

To keep its equipment up and running, NOVA Chemicals processes some 20,000 maintenance work orders per year at each of its facilities. But the dynamic conditions of the company’s fast-moving environment, combined with a web of stakeholders, made proactive scheduling and preventative maintenance too complex for its fragmented, unconnected maintenance system, which involved numerous manual transactions. While NOVA Chemicals was already running some of the plant maintenance functionality of the SAP Enterprise Asset Management solution, the company had not deployed the full functionality. Plant maintenance processes were not integrated with related enterprise asset management processes, leading to inefficiency and a lack of transparency. Reporting and analytics activities were insufficient. What’s more, the company’s existing maintenance system could not provide a complete view of current and scheduled work, materials, and dependencies categorized by plant and department – adding to the challenges of capacity evaluation and prioritization of work orders. The company knew that it needed a comprehensive view of data and processes to enable a more proactive approach and improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and transparency...
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