- Dec 6, 2015
- Brisbane, Australia
- Real Name
Deal was announced late September, giving the JIP about three months to make the changeover.
That's when it was announced, not when it was originally planned. Discussions and contracts would've been in place months before that.
Having said that, the managers in charge of engineering departments involved normally find out right at the last minute with unrealistic expectations, however a 3 week outage for such a cutover is pretty uncommon for such an operation. Normally you'd offer engineers extremely attractive overtime rates to get the job done with minimal downtime. However, it all comes down to costs: The cost of paying staff to get it done without any outage vs the amount of lost sales revenue etc.