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Operations Consulting in a Remote World

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, companies around the world are facing new challenges requiring innovative solutions to weather this storm. For many organizations, this includes a rapid transition to a work-from-home environment. Some were already well on their way to enabling their employees to work remotely, others were not as prepared. As we… read more →




Driving Behavioral Changes in Implementation Consulting

  As a professional in the Oil & Gas sector for more than three decades, I have participated in numerous initiatives involving consulting firms. I have experienced projects of many sizes and scopes from short-term to multi-year efforts. In recent years, I have seen the industry forward thinkers gravitate towards Implementation Consulting. Very well expressed… read more →




The 2019 Federal Budget – An Elephant in the Room?

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

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

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

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 →




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