STO Long-Range Planning

STO Long-range Planning is used in the manufacturing industry, in conjunction with EAM (Enterprise Asset Management), to ensure high Process Availability (production throughput) capable of meeting market demand while ensuring Asset and Process Integrity at the lowest risk/cost, coordinating facilities to enhance Resource Availability, not to mention, increasing shareholder profits. No company can sustain its […]

Indirect Cost Savings

Cost control can seem at times as an oxymoron—a contradiction of sorts. How can you control costs when there is legitimate work to be performed within a condensed time frame in an uncertain, dynamic and risky environment? Despite the challenges, there are two major opportunities to control costs on a STO event 1) control scope of […]

P6 Workarounds for STO

If you’re using Primavera P6 software for scheduling STO (Shutdown, Turnaround and Outage) activities you are not alone. Thousands of Planner/Schedulers rely on P6 to enhance execution performance. And I suspect that you’re not alone in how you use it, which is most likely how you were taught to use it; to schedule EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) […]

Flawless Startups

Those of you who have experienced delays in commissioning and startup—following the successful execution of a STO (Shutdown, Turnaround, Outage) event—understand why Owners’ insistence on flawless startups is taking center stage; because not only are flaws during startups expensive due to rework and lost production, their impact on social responsibility and shareholder confidence can be quite significant. […]

Earned-value Performance

Earned-value Performance establishes the direction and speed of your STO event, displayed on dashboard indicators. Employing DSM (Dynamic Scheduling Methodology) to drive your STO event (the steering wheel versus the rear-view mirror) you can learn to navigate your STO event with effective strategies and efficient plans, using Earned-value Performance to measure CPI (Cost Performance Index), SPI (Scheduling Performance […]

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