October 2018

Trends & Resources

Business Trends

Across the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI), executives are buzzing about operational excellence.

Free, A., Renegar, CJ, Argo Consulting

Across the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI), executives are buzzing about operational excellence. However, for many, the operational excellence reality does not live up to the hype. Why? Because they are doing it wrong. Operational excellence strategies are often driven by a team with little or no plant experience that thinks getting more employees Six Sigma Green Belt certified can solve their woes. It is time to eliminate that model. Why are the results not there? Did you know that there are Fortune 100 companies that have an operations excellence department, a continuous improvement team, a change management team and a strategic communications team? With all these people focusing

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