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Operational Risk Management

A Connected Workforce Drives Successful ORM

July 6, 2020

By Dan Miklovic, Founder and Principal Analyst at Lean Manufacturing Research, LLC; and a member of The Analyst Syndicate In…

How Do MOC and Conduct of Operations Drive a Connected Workforce Environment? (Part 2)

June 26, 2020

In Part 1 of this series, we talked about an operating environment where all of the information, history, and procedures…

How Do MOC and Conduct of Operations Drive a Connected Workforce Environment? (Part 1)

June 26, 2020

As stated in a previous post, Management of Change (MOC) is a core foundational element for managing operational risk well.…

Mitigating Risk to ALARP Levels Through Operational Risk Management

June 10, 2020

By Dan Miklovic, Founder and Principal Analyst at Lean Manufacturing Research, LLC; and a member of The Analyst Syndicate In…

Operational Risk Management Taking on Heightened Importance

May 28, 2020

By Dan Miklovic, Founder and Principal Analyst at Lean Manufacturing Research, LLC; and a member of The Analyst Syndicate Operational…

Integration Alone Doesn’t Lead to Transformation

May 27, 2020

Today, the focus of many IT projects in the petrochemical world is on configuration and integration. In other words, companies…

How Connected Workforce and Conduct of Operations Work Together to Deliver Operational Discipline

April 23, 2020

Many companies today are focusing on Operational Discipline, which is a positive for our industry. If you accept that Operational…

Connected Workforce: Key to Effective Decision Support and a Profitable Plant

March 19, 2020

First, what is a Connected Workforce? In short, a Connected Workforce is one that, through the power of mobile and…

Mechanical Integrity is the Answer

March 19, 2020

Mechanical Integrity (MI) is a management system to ensure equipment is properly manufactured, installed, and maintained to ensure its reliability…

Control of Work – a Major Challenge in both Capital Projects and Continuous Operations

January 14, 2020

By David Drerup Shutdowns, Turnarounds, and Outages (STOs) continue to be a major budget and time challenge.  A significant contributing…

Why Engineering Content Management is the lifeblood of an Intelligent Operations Framework

November 14, 2019

By David Drerup In our previous articles, we’ve shared why Operational Risk Management (ORM) can be the Achilles heel in…

Is Risk Management your Achilles’ Heel? How Intelligent Operations helps keep you moving forward

October 23, 2019

By David Drerup In our previous article, we shared why Enterprise Loss Management is the connective tissue for Intelligent Operations.…

Why Enterprise Loss Prevention (ELP) is a core element of the Intelligent Operations Framework

October 10, 2019

By David Drerup In our previous post, I shared why MOC corresponds to the skeletal system for Intelligent Operations. If…

Why MOC is part of the core fabric for Intelligent Operations

September 20, 2019

By David Drerup One of the core framework components of Intelligent Operations is Management of Change (MOC). MOC is rather…

ERM vs. ORM – What is the difference ? (Part 4)

August 19, 2019

In Part 1 of the series on ERM vs. ORM, we discussed the difference between Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and Operational…

ERM vs. ORM – What is the difference? (Part 3)

July 17, 2019

In Part 1 of the series on ERM vs. ORM, we discussed the difference between Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and Operational…

ERM vs. ORM – What is the difference? (Part 2)

June 5, 2019

In Part 1 of the series on ERM vs. ORM, we discussed the difference between Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and Operational…

Using a Risk Registry to Properly Manage Operational Risk

March 6, 2019

Process Safety Management (PSM) provides a framework for effectively managing operational risk. The framework includes the obvious catastrophic events that…

ERM vs. ORM – What is the difference? (Part 1)

February 5, 2019

This is the first in our series of posts on ERM and ORM: What is the difference and why does…

Effective Operational Risk Management – The Plant Manager’s Perspective

October 31, 2014

This article by LNS Research discusses the four things Plant Managers need to know about operational risk management. More importantly,…

TLAs and Communication Challenges in Risk Management

June 25, 2014

Three-Letter Acronyms (TLAs) are a mainstay of both manufacturing and technology. Sure, it’s verbally more efficient to use TLAs than…