Introducing the new Standard for Capital Projects, Turnaround Management and Maintenance Programs

Make the right strategic moves to get your capital projects, turnaround events and maintenance programs off on the right foot. The common platform supports: 5 Stages of work flow (Strategic, Tactical, Logistical, Execution, Completion): 100% Coverage5 Cost Categories (Labor, Equipment, Materials, Services, Indirect work): 100% coverage4 Levels of Procedure Management (Stage, Deliverable, Process Step, Assignment): … Continue reading Introducing the new Standard for Capital Projects, Turnaround Management and Maintenance Programs

An Uncommon Common Platform

Common Platforms What is 'common' in common platforms? Let's review a few familiar common platforms and discuss what's needed to keep participants onside.Your favorite sports team plays on a common platform: a court, a field, a pitch, a diamond, a pool, a course or even a tour. Each of the depicted layouts is a 'common … Continue reading An Uncommon Common Platform

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

Data Governance – why your spreadsheet is problematic

I remember my first spreadsheet.  In fact, I remember hearing about electronic spreadsheets while I was working on a real live paper spreadsheet.  Estimating for structural steel in the pre-PC days meant using a spreadsheet and tallying columns of numbers on my HP calculator (an HP-35, in case you are interested). So, I was thrilled … Continue reading Data Governance – why your spreadsheet is problematic