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The Art and Science of Measuring Productivity

In most organizations, measuring productivity should be a straightforward exercise.   But our experience shows that even in companies where productivity should be extremely easy to evaluate – for example, with assembly line production – there is often insufficient attention paid to proper productivity measurement, and proper discipline around undertaking the measurement process is never established… read more →




Maximizing the Benefit of Performance Improvement Initiatives in Oil & Gas

Oil and Gas players these days are challenged with several external factors that can potentially corrode their profit margin. Factors such as new environmental policies, demand for higher quality products, growing investments in renewable energy sources, and global geopolitical events – all contribute to today’s market dynamic uncertainty and product price volatility. As a solution,… read more →




The Importance of ‘Last-Mile’ Business Reporting Tools

By Adrian Travis Last mile business reporting tools are the reports we use to manage business performance at the front lines. Reporting typically fails to go the ‘last mile’ because it resides in dozens of different systems, requires manual creation and editing, or just isn’t disseminated to the right people. This results in the department… read more →




Importance of Setting SMART KPIs

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 →




Using Appropriate Performance Measurements to Drive Behavior

In today’s world, most businesses have access to a plethora of data. The biggest hurdle is understanding how to use the data to develop insightful metrics that lead to improved decision making and enhanced performance. Many organizations tend to focus on industry benchmarks or generalized operational metrics; however, these metrics are often not specific enough… read more →