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..
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..
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
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 ..
October 23, 2019
By David Drerup. In our previous article, we shared why Enterprise Loss Management is the connective tissue for Intelligent Operations. Risk..
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..
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..
February 21, 2019
It's true that process safety incidents have the highest potential for significant injuries and deaths, environmental harm, property damage, business..
June 14, 2018
Risk-Based Process Safety is a holistic approach that establishes a fully functional process safety program. This is in contrast to OSHA's CFR..