Failure Elimination

September 15, 2021

When organizations experience failures in their facilities, they face expensive equipment repairs, production losses, and decreased reliability. To..

The Benefits of Interoperable Frameworks

September 1, 2021

When it comes to successful operations, decisions can only move as fast as the data supporting them – meaning waiting on reports puts companies at a..

Pre-Startup Safety Reviews – More than an MOC Tool

November 11, 2020

Companies have conducted Pre-Startup Safety Reviews (PSSRs) as part of Management of Change (MOC) activities for a long time. While required by law..

Intelligent PHA Methodology: Through the Eyes of the Facilitator

October 31, 2020

Following the creation of OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard 29 CFR 1910.119, the process industries continue working to improve Process..

LyondellBassell Industries Keynote at CCPS

August 18, 2020

Bob Patel’s keynote presentation at the AIChE Spring Meeting discussed the current challenges the marketplace is facing because of the coronavirus..

Operational Performance Management

July 15, 2020

In operating facilities, millions of data points and billions of records are created daily. In fact, one terabyte of production data is being..

A Connected Workforce Drives Successful ORM

July 6, 2020

By Dan Miklovic, Founder and Principal Analyst at Lean Manufacturing Research, LLC; and a member of The Analyst Syndicate. In my previous articles, ..

How Do MOC and Conduct of Operations Drive a Connected Workforce Environment? (Part 2)

June 26, 2020

In Part 1 of this series, we talked about an operating environment where all of the information, history, and procedures needed to safely and..

How Do MOC and Conduct of Operations Drive a Connected Workforce Environment? (Part 1)

June 26, 2020

As stated in a previous post, Management of Change (MOC) is a core foundational element for managing operational risk well. In fact, MOC touches..

Mitigating Risk to ALARP Levels Through Operational Risk Management

June 10, 2020

By Dan Miklovic, Founder and Principal Analyst at Lean Manufacturing Research, LLC; and a member of The Analyst Syndicate. In my post, “Operational..

Operational Risk Management Taking on Heightened Importance

May 28, 2020

By Dan Miklovic, Founder and Principal Analyst at Lean Manufacturing Research, LLC; and a member of The Analyst Syndicate. Operational risk,..

Integration Alone Doesn’t Lead to Transformation

May 27, 2020

Today, the focus of many IT projects in the petrochemical world is on configuration and integration. In other words, companies seek a software..

How Connected Workforce and Conduct of Operations Work Together to Deliver Operational Discipline

April 23, 2020

Many companies today are focusing on Operational Discipline, which is a positive for our industry. If you accept that Operational Discipline is..

Connected Workforce: Key to Effective Decision Support and a Profitable Plant

March 19, 2020

First, what is a Connected Workforce? In short, a Connected Workforce is one that, through the power of mobile and wearable devices, is able to send..

Mechanical Integrity is the Answer

March 19, 2020

Mechanical Integrity (MI) is a management system to ensure equipment is properly manufactured, installed, and maintained to ensure its reliability..

Control of Work – a Major Challenge in both Capital Projects and Continuous Operations

January 14, 2020

By David Drerup. Shutdowns, Turnarounds, and Outages (STOs) continue to be a major budget and time challenge. A significant contributing factor to..

Why Engineering Content Management is the lifeblood of an Intelligent Operations Framework

November 14, 2019

By David Drerup. In our previous articles, we’ve shared why Operational Risk Management (ORM) can be the Achilles heel in your organization, and why ..

Is Risk Management your Achilles’ Heel? How Intelligent Operations helps keep you moving forward

October 23, 2019

By David Drerup. In our previous article, we shared why Enterprise Loss Management is the connective tissue for Intelligent Operations. Risk..

Why Enterprise Loss Prevention (ELP) is a core element of the Intelligent Operations Framework

October 10, 2019

By David Drerup. In our previous post, I shared why MOC corresponds to the skeletal system for Intelligent Operations. If MOC is the skeleton, ELP is..

Why MOC is part of the core fabric for Intelligent Operations

September 20, 2019

By David Drerup. One of the core framework components of Intelligent Operations is Management of Change (MOC). MOC is rather like a skeletal system..

ERM vs. ORM – What is the difference ? (Part 4)

August 19, 2019

In Part 1 of the series on ERM vs. ORM, we discussed the difference between Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and Operational Risk Management (ORM)...