Operational excellence has never been more important for energy and chemical companies given the risks of industrial accidents, gaps in technical talent, rapidly changing operational models (e.g., for unconventional resources), and ever-higher goals for returns on capital employed. ADI Analytics has helped several energy and chemical companies pursue and attain operational excellence using a variety of tools including Six Sigma, lean, kaizen workshops, and Design for Six Sigma.
Our approach begins by first analyzing operations to diagnose strengths and gaps, assess alignment with business strategy, and benchmark with internal and external peers. Second, we focus on identifying and addressing metrics, processes, technologies, and personnel-related issues to improve operations. Finally, ADI Analytics can recommend, design, and pilot pathways to improve, achieve, and retain operational excellence.
Relevant projects include the following:
- Developed operational excellence roadmap for refining major
- Improved ideation maturing process for oil and gas R&D group
- Led kaizen workshops to cut downtime for catalyst manufacturer
- Surveyed stakeholders to develop E&P best practices for oil major