April 2017

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Viewpoint: Operational excellence—The path to world-class performance

Why is operational excellence (OE) increasingly being recognized as the path to world-class performance?

Murray, P., Petrotechnics

Why is operational excellence (OE) increasingly being recognized as the path to world-class performance? A recent, industry-wide survey across health, safety and environment (HSE), maintenance and operations professionals has provided a real insight into the industry’s thinking on the opportunities and challenges associated with OE. The respondents overwhelmingly agreed that OE is “the unrelenting pursuit of world-class operational performance.” Pressure to improve productivity and efficiency, along with increasing scrutiny from regulators and the public, is higher than ever. As a result, organizations are moving toward an enhanced operating model, one driven by the pursuit of OE. Broad co

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