In the TAR business, we often have repetitive discussions in regard to preparation for and executing turnarounds and outages. It appears much of the conversation surrounds supporting software packages and tools. Everyone is looking for [...]
When it comes to understanding our industry from the owners’ perspective, we get it. In fact, we sat on your side of the desk for decades. That’s why in 2009 we developed our Employee Qualification [...]
As long as there are turnarounds, there will be discovery work that could not be quantified during the FEL process. A significant portion of the scope growth is not discovery work, but rather work that [...]
Most turnaround organizations are frustrated by inconsistent, incomplete or altogether incorrect cost analysis, cost reporting and cost controlling. How is it possible we could land men on the moon and bring them back safely with less technology than contained in a modern smart phone, but with all our state-of-the-art analytics, we can’t forecast the cost of a turnaround we have done many times before?
Increasing average craft time has such an impact on your bottom line, the results are equivalent to hiring additional workers without having to pay for them. Without a proper craft time study, however, managers likely [...]
We know that our Onpoint personnel make the difference on a job site thanks to our advanced training and experience, and we don’t take that for granted. For example, does a specific project management software program make you a better scheduler? No, it does not. But it does make a good scheduler more effective. This is why we need to start with a solid foundation – our people – and build technology solutions that help you exceed performance standards. TrackPoint, our materials management software, will do just that.