Operational discipline is the foundation for improving performance and achieving operational excellence. When disciplined, operations execute consistently, respond effectively to change, and reliably forecast production. This provides the foundation for continuous improvement and innovation. Through our implementation process SPAN bridges three critical gaps your organization will encounter as it strives to become operationally disciplined.
The first gap exists between your organization’s expectations and the appropriate Operations Management System (OMS) and Operating Model design to make them a reality. SPAN bridges this gap through a tailored and efficient design process and the thoughtful integration of key commitments including regulatory requirements, standards, corporate goals and stakeholder expectations.
The second gap exists between the completed design and the effective implementation of the OMS and Operating Models. SPAN bridges this gap by embedding the OMS and Operating Models into the operations, allowing aligned, disciplined execution from the head office to field operations.
The third gap exists between completed implementation and your organization’s capability to then sustain operational discipline and continuous improvement. SPAN bridges this gap through effective knowledge transfer and the development of internal competency. Further, OCTANE™, a Software as a Service offering by SPAN, systematizes OMS processes throughout operations, and provides integrated data management and holistic reporting. This makes the management system visible, intuitive and highly efficient, thus supporting positive culture change. By using OCTANE™, less time is spent designing and maintaining the OMS, meaning more time gets spent on improving operations.
In the current business environment, organizations face ever-increasing challenges to be profitable and grow while at the same time, meet stakeholder expectations and manage risks. Managing these pressures requires a broader focus than the core business of operating the assets. The key to success is seamlessly embedding consistent organizational requirements into day-to-day operations and establishing a culture of transparent continuous improvement. A management system does this.
Today’s organizations are complex, and for most staff it is difficult to understand their team’s function, and sometimes even their own individual role. This often leads to performance challenges, unmotivated employees, wasted effort, or poor delivery. An Operating Model aligns staff to achieve goals through well-defined services and effective management of capabilities.
A cornerstone of any top-tier organization’s ability to verify operational discipline is the relevant, effective application of audit and assurance processes. This means assurance activities are aligned with stakeholder needs and are risk-based, resource-optimized and integrated. This integrated approach to assurance, from field operations to corporate, validates and verifies that operational performance is being achieved, risks are being mitigated and commitments are being met.
Often, when implementation is complete, the management system does not have the desired impact because your organization lacks the appropriate tools to track, manage and integrate information for effective decision-making and reporting of results. OCTANE™ by SPAN addresses all of these challenges. Once the design and implementation work is complete, you are left with a tool that enables and sustains the management system, helping you achieve embedment and thus operational discipline.