Completing a scheduled 2 week annual turnaround safely and on schedule was extremely important to this client. Historically, large losses in production resulted from schedule slip and unexpected problems. Using RLG’s Px™ (Project Excellence™) approach, the project planning, optimization and execution was rigorously managed, creating one strong team with a clear vision of what actions needed to take place to develop and execute this safe, efficient work plan.
- RLG became involved with the team roughly 9 months prior to the turnaround
- A planning Operating Rhythm™ with well-defined KPIs and a rigorous meeting schedule ensured effective communication and accountability
- Planners, engineers, schedulers and senior tradesmen used schedule quality reviews and TMP™ (Theoretical Maximum Performance) sessions to optimize the plan
- Front line workers became involved early to identify risks and opportunities to improve safety and efficiency
A “war room” approach and an Execution Operating Rhythm™
kept everyone highly aligned and aware of all critical issues and KPIs.