December 21, 2021
When companies use fractured systems in silos to develop an Operational Excellence Management System, the resulting application proliferation makes..
October 28, 2021
In challenging economic times, many companies focus on optimizing existing production facilities instead of expanding or investing in new ones. The..
October 5, 2021
Today, many companies have specialized handheld devices for leak detection and repair and warehouse inventory; heads-up displays to access..
September 15, 2021
When organizations experience failures in their facilities, they face expensive equipment repairs, production losses, and decreased reliability. To..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
July 6, 2020
By Dan Miklovic, Founder and Principal Analysasdt at Lean Manufacturing Research, LLC; and a member of The Analyst Syndicate. In my previous..
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..
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..
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..
May 28, 2020
By Dan Miklovic, Founder and Principal Analyst at Lean Manufacturing Research, LLC; and a member of The Analyst Syndicate. Operational risk,..
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..
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..
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..
March 19, 2020
Mechanical Integrity (MI) is a management system to ensure equipment is properly manufactured, installed, and maintained to ensure its reliability..
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..
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 ..