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The Case for Customer Diversification for Canadian Crude

July 13, 2015

It is widely known that Canada has an almost exclusive partnership with the United States in terms of crude sales.  But what does this mean exactly for Canada in their negotiating power for crude pricing?  Not much. Historically, Canada has priced their bitumen against West Texas Intermediate (WTI) prices due to necessity and customer standards. … read more →




The Cost of Oil & Gas Measurement Inaccuracy

July 6, 2015

If you were to ask the C-suite executives of any major oil & gas corporation what the implications are of measurement inaccuracy throughout the value chain, you are likely to hear some variation on the risk to the P&L. While any oil & gas executive worth his or her salt will keep a keen eye… read more →




Can 3D Printers Drive Medical Development?

June 29, 2015

With the advent of the 3D printer, we have seen a little bit of science fiction enter into our homes.  But there has been few areas that have benefited quite like prototyping, particularly in the medical field with a two-fold benefit. Medical device research and development is without a doubt the highest capital expense when… read more →




Importance of Setting SMART KPIs

June 22, 2015

Organizations succeed or fail based on their capability to set, track, and enforce key performance indicators (KPIs). KPIs are widely considered as measures by which businesses evaluate whether their actual performance is in line with their strategic business goals. However, if an organization’s KPIs can’t be easily tracked, quantified, and tied to an organization’s bottom… read more →




What Leaders Can Do to Manage the Performance of Employees

June 15, 2015

A simple, yet effective method for managing performance reasons that the possible causes of failure can be categorized as either a lack of ability, or a lack of motivation. Perhaps more bluntly, the employee either does not have the information or knowledge needed, or does not want to comply with the direction given. As leaders,… read more →




Sustainability Planning for the Long Term

June 8, 2015

Much like fad diets and health trends that come and go, corporate initiatives and improvement projects constantly make their way through businesses and managers looking for immediate improvements in results and KPI’s. Too often upon conclusion of a project, there can be short sightedness without consideration for long term sustainability and implications. Is there a… read more →




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