Owners and Contractors – Managing a Dynamic Tension – Part 3 – B2B Synergy

"The whole is greater than the sum of its parts" expresses the basic meaning of synergy. Owners and Contractors, and their Vendors each operate with their procedures. And they need each other. Would linking some of their processes, electronically, provide avenues to save each from wasted, redundant effort? This is not a new idea. What … Continue reading Owners and Contractors – Managing a Dynamic Tension – Part 3 – B2B Synergy

Owners and Contractors – Managing a Dynamic Tension – Part 2 – Contractors

This is part 2 of a 3 part series on business process management. Part 1 dealt with business processes that drive an Owner company's plant, mill or site. Part 2 deals with the business processes that drive a typical EPCM contractor company. Part 3 addresses ways that this knowledge can help them use the dynamic … Continue reading Owners and Contractors – Managing a Dynamic Tension – Part 2 – Contractors

Owners and Contractors – Managing a Dynamic Tension – Part 1 – Owner Sites

This is part 1 of a 3 part series on business process management. Part 1 deals with business processes that drive an Owner company's plant, mill or site. Part 2 deals with the business processes that drive a typical EPCM contractor company. Part 3 addresses ways that this knowledge can help them use the dynamic … Continue reading Owners and Contractors – Managing a Dynamic Tension – Part 1 – Owner Sites

Leveraging Compliance to Succeed

Picture: courtesy of vijilan.com The Challenge Complying with company, project and regulatory standards and procedures is often viewed as an onerous set of constraints that are superimposed on the project team's mission. We'll show that, by using, i.e. leveraging and integrating, these standards and procedures from the outset, project teams are assured that they are … Continue reading Leveraging Compliance to Succeed

Challenges in Managing Routine Maintenance Work

Picture: courtesy of Anand Subramaniam Our Challenges To manage routine maintenance work, my plant has an ERP - enterprise resource planning - system, that has all of our plant's maintainable equipment defined.  We have had this system for many years.  Our corporate technology team implemented this system and we were determined to use it as … Continue reading Challenges in Managing Routine Maintenance Work

From Project Scheduling to BPM – an Organic Evolution

One step at a time "How did you guys go from Project Scheduling to BPM (Business Process Management)?"  This is a logical question. This post illustrates the logical steps that pushed us from Project Scheduling to BPM.  We had no idea at the outset that this would happen.  In hindsight, it seems logical that it … Continue reading From Project Scheduling to BPM – an Organic Evolution