Thoughts and Insights on Business Excellence in the Energy and Heavy Process Industries
Achieving the highest levels of operating efficiency as quickly as possible is a major driver of capital efficiency. Too often projects come on line and encounter slow ramp ups of highly variable production far below target performance. Even those projects that do strongly move into production, often experience precipitous decline as the shiny newness of equipment quickly wears away. Much of traditional operational improvement consulting focuses on improving the performance of steady-state operations, where there is a lot of data on historical performance. But how do you improve something you haven’t yet built?