Want to Achieve Superior Turnaround Performance? Forming a Turnaround Steering Team is Your First Step

Oct 3, 2017 4:47:21 PM / by Krystyna Riley, Principal posted in Operational Excellence, Turnaround/Shutdown, Leadership

0 Comments

By: Charles Carnes, Senior Partner; Brian Cole, Principal; Krystyna Riley, Senior Consultant

A high-performing Turnaround Steering Team is your key to better planning and execution.

Turnarounds are a complex, challenging, and expensive part of capital intensive industries (e.g., refining, mining, power generation). Successful turnarounds require significant collaboration and alignment between operations, maintenance, and engineering to ensure best-in-class performance.

Read More

The Five Things Leaders Can Do to Minimize Late Scope

Oct 3, 2017 4:47:07 PM / by Krystyna Riley, Principal posted in Leadership, Turnaround/Shutdown

0 Comments

Late scope jeopardizes turnaround schedules, adds additional costs, and increases safety risks. Here's what you can do about it.

Even the best-planned turnarounds experience some late scope; discovery work, compliance work, and last minute process optimization opportunities are par for the course.  In highly disciplines companies it’s common to anticipate late-scope of up to 7%, which is often seen as a best in class industry benchmark.

Read More

Are You Managing Your Contractors for Optimal Performance?

Oct 3, 2017 4:47:04 PM / by Krystyna Riley, Principal posted in Operational Excellence, Turnaround/Shutdown

0 Comments

By: Charles Carnes, Senior Partner; Brian Cole, Principal; Krystyna Riley, Senior Consultant

The effective, efficient, and safe performance of contractors is critical to superior turnaround performance; their performance can often make or break the cost and duration of your turnaround. Like most of our clients, you probably train and orient your contractors—before a turnaround begins—in your company’s policies, safety procedures, work rules, quality standards, and culture. While this initial training is vital for getting off to a good start, our experience has been that the oversight and monitoring during the turnaround is even more important for ensuring top performance.

Read More

Are You Getting the Most from Your “Turnaround Team” Meetings?

Oct 3, 2017 4:46:55 PM / by Krystyna Riley, Principal posted in Turnaround/Shutdown

0 Comments

By: Charles Carnes, Senior Partner; Brian Cole, Principal; Krystyna Riley, Principal

Read More

Improving Turnaround Shutdown, Cleanup, Startup Performance

Oct 3, 2017 4:46:43 PM / by Brian Cole posted in Turnaround/Shutdown

0 Comments

Most turnaround work occurs during the execution phase—but key activities performed during the shutdown, cleanup, and startup phases (SCS) can make or break a turnaround’s success.

Read More