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Project Management: Performance excellence culture improves processes, giving lasting results

In the downstream industry, where production is at an all-time high and uncompromised safety is imperative, plant owners and operators are responding by implementing the latest time-saving technologies and systems to automate and improve human processes.

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In the downstream industry, where production is at an all-time high and uncompromised safety is imperative, plant owners and operators are responding by implementing the latest time-saving technologies and systems to automate and improve human processes. However, all benefits of automation aside, human beings still manage these processes and do what humans do. Fig. 1. Performance excellence targets three key areas. Whether performance is measured in terms of profitability, productivity, quality, efficiency or safety, most organizations try to facilitate lasting performance improvement with a strategy that is solely based on incorporating new op

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