Champion Technologies Case Study

Customer Since: 2007 | Industry: Oil & Gas
Saw 30% Savings
On Parts Purchased from Suppliers
Experienced 50% Savings
On Labor Performed In-House
Saw 30% Reduction
In Corrective Maintenance Performed

eMaint Helps Champion Technologies Achieve Continuous ROI Improvement
on In-house Fleet Operations

Champion Technologies is the second largest global oilfield production chemical company. The company needed a system to help them manage the maintenance of over forty fuel tankers, double teams, chemical tankers and flat beds. Using eMaint, Bemis tracks the labor of in-house technicians, automatically schedules preventative maintenance and generates reports, customized for their needs. Champion Technologies realized an 18 month payback on their investment in the Logistic Transportation Center, and a continual improvement in their profitability overall.

BACKGROUND

Texas-based Champion Technologies is the second largest global oilfield production chemical company. In 2007, Champion successfully rolled out eMaint CMMS at its four Texas locations, and subsequently rolled out eMaint at three of its sites in Canada, Brunei, and Scotland. In 2008, Champion opened a transportation center in Odessa, Texas as part of a decision to bring maintenance of their fleet in-house. They needed a system to help them manage the maintenance of over forty fuel tankers, double teams, chemical tankers and flat beds. Based upon the success of the initial implementation and the recommendation of the corporate group, the logistics team selected eMaint as their fleet maintenance software.

THE CHALLENGE

Prior to opening the transportation center in Odessa, Champion Technologies outsourced fleet maintenance to a third party. Joe Delaney, the Longhaul Transportation Supervisor, realized they could reduce maintenance costs by tracking and performing maintenance in-house. Champion also wanted to increase availability of their trucks and reduce the turnaround time associated with third party maintenance.

He and the maintenance team needed a maintenance management system to plan and schedule preventive maintenance, track corrective maintenance, capture labor and material costs and measure ROI improvements by comparing the costs of the in-house program against the cost of using an outsourced provider.

IMPLEMENTATION

Champion Technologies uses eMaint CMMS to track the labor of in-house technicians, as well as subcontracted labor on services that are too dangerous to perform in-house. Recurring preventive maintenance (including 90 day checks and annual inspections) for all of their fleet is automatically scheduled.

Champion also tracks corrective maintenance so the team always knows the total cost of maintaining their fleet. Another valuable feature of eMaint that Champion utilizes is the auto-generated reports. A customized profitability report is automatically generated on a weekly basis and distributed to the management team so they can monitor costs, profits and ROI trends for the division.

BENEFITS

-18 month payback on their investment in the Logistic Transportation Center.
-Saved an average of 50% on labor performed in-house
-Saved 30% on parts purchased directly from suppliers.
-Reduced corrective maintenance by 30%
-Turnaround time for servicing vehicles has been reduced from two weeks to one or two days

“Using eMaint, we have been able to demonstrate steadily improving profitability of the maintenance department to upper management.”

Joe D., Longhaul Transportation Supervisor, Champion Technologies
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