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Data governance

Our data governance consulting services are built on the premise that real-time data is a critical strategic asset (in the same way as financial data). Our consultants recommend business processes and practices to ensure the quality and availability of real-time data so that it can be relied on by your staff and software applications for measuring operating performance, and intelligently associated with assets to assure performance improvement.

The importance of our data governance consulting services

Reliable process data, current and historical, is critical to day-to-day plant operations and stewardship.

Adoption of our data governance processes ensures that source data and its metadata accurately propagate from source (e.g. field instruments) through the various levels of control and manufacturing execution system hierarchy (e.g. SCADA, DCS and historians).

Data can be confidently relied upon for operations analysis, decision-making and financial systems, with false, invalid, missing and inaccurate information having been eliminated. Changes at any stage are synchronized throughout the data chain, and auditable records of who made changes (and why) are kept to manage the data lifecycle.

RELATED CASE STUDY

Real-time data as a corporate asset

KBC was appointed by a US multinational oil company to build an enterprise historian consolidating data across 8 separate on-shore oil field operations. The project objectives were to (1) Create a central system of record for all real-time data to the separate operations could be managed holistically; (2) Improve user confidence in the quality of the data; (3) Ease cross-site access to all data; (4) Enforce a culture and system of data governance to ensure on-going success.

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Operational excellence

Operational Excellence is the systematic application of technology and capabilities to ensure superior results, sustained. We map required business competencies and your unique position within your market to our Operations Management System, an outcome of our unique OpX model.

Profit improvement

KBC was founded on the ‘PIP’ – the Profit Improvement Program. And the PIP remains as valid today as it did 30 years ago. Focused on maximizing revenues and minimizing costs, our PIP consultants identify sustainable opportunities for profit improvement that require no or minor capital investment.

Asset integrity

Our consultants identify and implement the most appropriate processes and technologies to balance the long-term integrity of assets against the need to push production to physical limits. Monitoring conformance and managing compliance ensure plants continuously run at optimum operating constraints.

Enterprise team effectiveness

We provide organizational change management and human performance improvement services focused on performance management, competency assessment and full-scale training system design and implementation.

Value chain optimization

We combine our supply chain consulting expertise with industry leading technologies for asset-wide simulation, planning, scheduling and production accounting to deliver uniquely integrated and holistic value chain optimization solutions.

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