Productivity

A comparative study of production efficiency improvements between UKCS O&G and other Global Extractive Industries

Comparing Productivity Improvement initiatives in the UKs Oil Industry and the Global Mining Industry. We’ve heard a lot lately about how the oil and gas sector could learn from other industries. There has also been some positive action and a few from the industry have visited “lean factories” so see how things are done and…

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Topsides Conference

I joined Innes Auchterlonie, MD of IMRANDD, on stage at the Topsides 2017 Conference this year. We spoke about 26 productivity improvement case studies from the mining industry that all focused on staff performance and process rather than technology and investment. Currently the UKs Oil and Gas industry is more focused on engineering innovation than…

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Forewarned is Forearmed when Implementing ERP Systems

Forewarned is Forearmed when Implementing ERP Systems Deciding to install an ERP system is one of the most important decisions a senior management team can make.  However, once the decision has been made to go ahead, all too often the project ends in failure and disappointment. In a recent survey by Gartner, the IT research…

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Guerrilla Tactics For Productivity Gains

This is a grassroots guerrilla tactic change programme. It is low risk and offers high reward. It is not a quick fix, but engagement leading to performance improvement occurs across the organisation and is sustainable over the long term. Also, once the approach is rolled out, it can be repeated cyclically as a foundation to…

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The Minimalist Organisation

Sometimes, events come together that produce a moment of clarity. You could call it synchronicity.  Lots of converging elements cut across from different directions to provide a moment of lucid thought. By chance, I received an article from Cougar Automation, a company that live, work and breathe a minimalistic leadership structure. At the same time,…

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