Strategies for Optimizing Turnarounds and Maximizing Efficiency

At Onpoint, we offer industry-leading consulting services specifically designed to make client projects more efficient all while optimizing turnarounds. From Qualitative Scope Risk Assessment to a Post-Turnaround Critique, our 6-step consulting process works from start-to-finish ensuring all resources are properly implemented to benefit not only the current turnaround, but all to come. 

  1.     Qualitative Scope Risk Assessment

Qualitative Scope Risk Assessment aids in assuring the correct scope is in while the incorrect scope is out. Using a risk-based selection matrix, this vigorous challenge process is conducted with the turnaround team and major stakeholders responsible for either reviewing, editing or approving work scope items which is foundational to the risk identification/mitigation process. Teams are able to reduce unnecessary turnaround complexity while providing rudiment for planners’ three-point values of best case, worst case and most likely case durations on detailed plans. 

  1.     Quantitative Schedule Risk Analysis

The Quantitative Schedule Risk Analysis allows the turnaround team to understand the value and potential risk impact to their schedule. Only following this analysis can the team know the most probable, critical path of the turnaround and how likely they are to achieve the finish date being reported to management. The three-point values used in this risk analysis help teams to identify when plans have either hidden contingency (fat) or if plans are over aggressive and unachievable. The Schedule Risk Analysis identifies opportunities to potentially reduce activity durations and critical path duration. 

  1.     Turnaround Readiness Review

The Readiness Review is a “cold-eye” objective review of the status of turnaround processes, personnel and preparation. This review aids teams in avoiding blind spots that accompany every team. Included in this process is a thorough review of milestones, key documents and key personnel. Not only does it provide course correction, but strengthens the team’s application of best practices early in the process to help drive turnaround success.  

  1.     Schedule Quality Check

The turnaround schedule is the playbook around which the entire team must be aligned for the delivery of a successful event. Turnaround schedules can be extremely large and complex. Schedulers very often are not as skilled as the team thinks they are and skilled schedulers often fail to apply best practices. The reason many teams lose control of the schedule during execution is due to the fact that the original schedule was never fit for purpose. 100% of schedules reviewed by Onpoint in the last five years required significant adjustments or corrections.

  1.     Constructability Review

The Constructability Review is the final dress rehearsal prior to turnaround execution This reviews the execution strategy, safety, major jobs, high-density areas, sim-ops activities, unfamiliar scope, shutdown/startup strategy and any other elements requiring perfect alignment, complex collaborations, detailed communication and flawless execution. This review answers the question, “Will our plan and schedule work the way we think it will?”  Constructability review is the mandatory pre-flight check that make possible an uneventful trip and a smooth landing.

  1.     Post Turnaround Critique

The Post Turnaround Critique is the all-important event allowing the next turnaround to surpass the current one. It captures the team’s collective strengths and weaknesses, identifying opportunities and threats to the growth of the team. It ensures relevant and valuable data is captured, categorized, analyzed, transferred and used as an improved foundation for the next turnaround. By conveying lessons learned to future events, it prevents the team from repeating any mistakes and ensures strengths and best practices are reinforced. 

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