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Inventory as a Tool – A Healthcare Perspective

For healthcare organizations, inventory can be an important and powerful tool for controlling effective equipment management programs and providing better access to, quality of, and utilization of medical devices.    Accurately managed inventory can also be used for forecasting, developing budgets, performing risk analysis, risk management and mitigation, developing replacement and disposal practices, maximizing optimal… read more →

Planning for Success: How a Structured Approach to Active Management Drives Sustainable Improvements

Implementing improvement is necessary, but can be a difficult, costly, and grueling process.  Companies pay consultants to assist them in improving critical processes but forget to focus on what happens after the consultants leave.  They neglect to teach managers the essential skills to drive sustained profitability from changes that were implemented.   Why does this… read more →

Refinery Maintenance: Planning for Success

As processors and storage become cheaper and more efficient, more and more companies want to analyze increasing amounts of data and use artificial intelligence to support Risk Based Decision Making; and refineries are no different. Predictive Maintenance offers refineries an opportunity to determine the current condition of equipment to predict when a failure will occur…. read more →

Productivity and the Interruption Disruption

In today’s digital age, the real estate that businesses pursue is not property, but attention.  We live in an era of information and distraction, with myriad points of stimuli constantly competing for our attention.  Nowhere does this have more impact than in the workplace where its effect on productivity can be significant.    Not All… read more →

Refinery Maintenance: The Work Management Process

In any equipment intensive sector, there is almost never a quiet day – and a refinery is no exception.  Even the best-planned days can be full of interruptions – failures and other unplanned events that disrupt the schedule and cause system slowdowns or outages. But a well-curated and properly executed Work Management Process can smooth… read more →

The Cost of Outdated Processes

An outdated or inefficient process can have a greater impact on an organization than management realizes. Previous articles in this series looked at the challenge of identifying inefficient processes.  This article will discuss the impact on organizations if they don’t make the effort to root inefficiencies out and correct them. Increased Costs One of the… read more →

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