NAPIMS unveils e-MMS platform, gets business continuity certification
NNN: The National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS) has introduced an Electronic Materials Management Solution (e-MMS) to drive efficiency in inventory tracking and automated workflow system.
NAPIMS also unveiled its International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certifications: ISO 9001:2019 in Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) and ISO9001:2015 in Quality Management System (QMS).
NAPIMS, which was created as a Corporate Services Unit (CSU) of Nigeria National Petroleum Company Ltd., is the first government organization in West Africa to receive ISO certification.
The Nigerian News Agency reports that the official presentation of the two ISO certificates was held on Friday in Abuja, Senior Director, RINA.
Malam Mele Kyari, CEO of the group, NNPC, said in a speech that the certification would respond to its challenges, especially oil theft and pipeline vandalism, and suggest the best framework to de-escalate the situation.
Kyari denounced the massive destruction of NNPC operations as a result of the activities of vandals and criminals along the pipelines that had reduced their production level.
“That’s clearly the biggest form of business disruption we’re facing today, the development will suggest ways to address those,” he said.
According to him, currently the Nigerian Navy is launching a massive operation to reduce oil theft in the Niger Delta region.
He said that the whole essence of the intervention was to ensure that all assets available to the Navy were deployed with the support of industry.
However, Kyari commended NNPC’s upstream management and NAPIMS for this great feat, adding that their transition to NNPC Ltd. would ensure that their business and procedures are properly certified according to best practice.
Also speaking, Mr. Adokiye Tombomieye, Group CEO, Upstream, described e-MMS as an end-to-end automated inventory management platform developed to manage inventory, materials, options and asset disposal.
Tombomieye said that the implementation of the e-MMS would support its cost inventory initiatives and ensure seamless cross-inventory and offer a direct online payment gateway for items purchased on the auction platform.
He also noted that obtaining NAPIMS for ISO 9001-2015 and ISO 2230-2019 certifications would lend credibility to the system and suggest compliance with the global standard for all of its businesses.
Tombomieye said it was remarkable that this realization came during NNPC’s 30-year existence, making it the first government organization in West Africa to receive ISO 2230-2019 certification for business continuity management system.
“In July 2019, Kyari assumed leadership of the NNPC with her agenda of transparency, accountability and performance excellence to navigate the political direction of positioning the NNPC among its peers in the global oil and gas space.
“This commitment was further strengthened as the year of excellence to drive home our aspirations to transform actions into measurable results,” he said.
According to him, these laudable initiatives show core values and clear indicators of a journey to become a world-class energy company.
He said that standardization and utilization were key elements in achieving the company’s goals.
Tombomieye said that all of this was possible with the support of the CEO of NNPC and with the support of esteemed competent colleagues throughout the corporation.
In a speech, Mr. Bala Wunti, Group General Manager, NAPIMS, said that on resumption in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, he outlined delivery strategies to achieve a bold milestone and bridge the gap between NAPIMS and that of the operators.
Wunti said the company developed a Business Continuity Plan initiative to eliminate disruption to business, operation and cash flow.
Wunti said it also developed the Role Based System, Asset Based Management, while the launch of the Nigeria Bottom Up Cost Optimization Program assisted in operational visibility of assets and ensured continuity and sustained supply with the support of the operators.
“We had to develop a strategy that would give us end-to-end visibility of our assets. We believe that our processes and procedures would have redesigned our operating and business model.
“Oil and gas continue to flow, including power, and we did not record any interruptions during the period,” he said.
Wunti, who expressed his satisfaction at achieving the certification of the international standard, said that the idea of embarking on the certification came when he wanted to combine some local content solution in the energy sector for trial.
In addition, he described the e-MMS as a transparent platform for exchange, provision, acquisition and bidding, among others.
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