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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

The benefits of KBC's Co-Pilot program

Companies that embrace KBC's OpX model can expect profit results that are consistently 10% higher than those of their non-excellent peers.

Share prices and cost of capital are rewarded by the markets accordingly.

The KBC OpX model comprises:

  • KBC Operational Principles
  • KBC Excellence Assurance Framework
  • KBC Customer Journey to Excellence
  • KBC '4DS' Delivery Model – define, discover, develop, deliver, sustain

Looking specifically at oil companies, our clients have achieved sustained profit increases in excess of $1 per barrel of crude oil processed.

RELATED CASE STUDY

Corporate training and competency development standards

As part of an Operational Excellence initiative, KBC was engaged by a major Middle East customer to develop and implement corporate training and competency development standards, and to design and implement a routine maintenance improvement strategy across two facilities.

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Other consulting services

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.

Data governance

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.

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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