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The 2019 Federal Budget – An Elephant in the Room?

February 14, 2019

By Adrian Travis In my view, the Federal Budget focuses too much on what gets spent on whom, rather than elucidating how efficiently the money gets spent. The elephant in the room is that our Government needs to get more efficient at delivering services. Between 2003 and 2013 in Canada, public sector employment grew at… read more →




“Where Is My Octane ?” – Recognizing Benefits in Blending Optimization Refinery Projects

October 30, 2018

By Anas Dabbakh Refineries are a crucial step between raw crude oil and getting the gasoline into your car. There are several chemicals that have to be blended together at the refinery, such as octane, RVP, V/L, T50, etc. in order to create gasoline. It is important to understand that oil and gas quality giveaway reduction… read more →




The Multiple Pieces of Operating Room Turnaround Time and the Hidden Elements of Waste Between Them

October 18, 2018

By Allison Newman Most hospitals define turnaround time as previous patient ‘wheels out’ to the next patient ‘wheels in’ – where ‘wheels out’ and ‘wheels in’ are the exact times that a patient bed rolls out of or into an operating room (OR). This is a key metric in determining OR efficiency, as long turnarounds… read more →




When to Start a Consulting Project

January 5, 2018

By Adrian Travis, President   When I meet with executives, the notion of ‘the right timing’ frequently comes up as a question as part of the scoping and structuring process.  While there’s never a convenient time to undergo an intensive consulting project that is going to challenge staff and drive business results, there are some… read more →