May 2018

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Reliability: Preserve what worked well in 1980

The second CCC implementation strategy involved so-called “shirt sleeve seminars.”

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The organizers of a recent hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) conference had arranged a commendable session for young leaders. The session was moderated by experienced mid-level managers, and it allowed the young leaders to explain strategies they had inherited, amended, devised or were in the process of implementing. We were impressed by much of what we heard, and were later encouraged by others to suggest topics for consideration in 2018. It appeared that young leaders were struggling with the differentiation between maintenance and operations. They indicated that finger-pointing was still in effect, whereby one side blames the other for unplanned or unexplained events. We decided to s

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