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Case Study 4: Project Management Shale Oil Company Shale Oil Company’s Aston, Ohio, manufacturing complex comprises several operating units. These units process the crude oil that is pumped through and transform it into a multitude of hydrocarbon products. The units run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and must be shut down for maintenance on a predetermined schedule. One such unit is Distillation Unit No. 5, or DU5. Studies have shown that DU5 can operate only 3 years without major equipment breakdowns, and excessive loss of efficiency. Therefore, DU5 is shut down every 3 years for cleaning, inspection, and repairs. DU5 is the only distillation unit for crude oil in the Aston complex, and its shutdown severely affects all other operating units. Some of the production can be compensated for by Shale refineries in other locations, but the rest must be processed and stored before the shutdown. Without proper planning, a nationwide shortage of Shale gasoline could occur. The time of
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2010 for the course FE MGMT1002 taught by Professor Profx during the Spring '10 term at Indonesian Computer University.

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