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Owned Equipment Utilisation

Owned Equipment Utilisation

Cost Avoidance $7.7M

Our client had $5M worth of temporary power equipment which was owned & managed by different areas of the business, stored over several locations & managed out with the warehouse processes. Through applying 5S methodology during a Kaizen event we transformed management & control of equipment resulting in cost avoidance of $7.7 Million over a 5 year period.

Pit Stop – Haul Truck Utilisation Project

Pit Stop – Haul Truck Utilisation Project

$1,5M increase in production daily

Our client wanted to increase truck operating efficiency without compromising operator safety & to potentially enhance the work environment for the drivers. We increased truck utilisation increasing daily production by >$6M whilst also improving morale, health & wellbeing of drivers.

Mine Shift Change

OPEX reduction $4.7m

Our client operates a number of mines, due to the size of the mine & complexity of equipment shift change is time consuming, this nonproducing shift change duration reduces the ore delivery to ore preparation, affecting the flow of production.The changes made to the process by PBI delivered an annualised bitumen increase of 9,000 tonnes/day generating a revenue increase of $110m.

Survey Elimination

Cost avoidance of £2.25m

Our client spent over £5.4M undertaking offshore surveys prior to work being planned and executed. There was no control of survey execution or survey data, the client was unable to fully utilise the full value of the data. Working with the client PBI team managed to reduce number of offshore surveys by 50% and return 521 days back to the business.

“Practical Business Improvements with Gary as Managing Director has and continues to be a key strategic partner with the Duha Center of Excellence for over 10 years. As partners, Gary and his team are instrumental in the development of new innovative tools, techniques and training strategies in collaboration with our team which continues to add value for more than 140 businesses, serving all industries”

Rod SmithDuha Center of Excellence

“Having worked with PBI over the last year I couldn’t recommend them highly enough, particularly around their honesty, passion and focus around problem solving, leadership coaching and ability to deliver bottom line results., The approach taken by Gary and his team is that of curiosity, drive and commitment to find practical and deliverable business solutions. Another key strength is around the range of tools and techniques PBI can apply which allows a blended approach to problem solving from Lean through to Scrum which is a real enabler”

Brian Chalmers, President of GrowthWood, Aberdeen, UK

“I have worked with PBI, and it’s founders, for over 7 years and find their simple, well thought out approach to practically put in place the tools, habits and focus around CI to be highly effective, measurable, scalable and sustainable. Many years of collective knowledge has been packaged in such a way that it is easily digestible and structured logically when executing.”

Richmond Hulse, CEPRichmond, McCabe & Clark LLC, Buffalo, WY, USA

“I have personally worked with PBI coaches within BP on 3 distinct occasions over the last 7ears, and can personally testify to their effectiveness, professionalism, value delivery, and capability build…PBI are an incredibly experienced company, they bring true professionalism and cohesion among their coaches, they challenge the status quo to really get leadership and teams thinking about how they can work differently, and most importantly they build capability to ensure that the changes are sustainable”

Tony Hodgins, Global CI LeadBP, London, UK

“The thing that really stands out about PBI is the ability of the coaches to focus on and derive value. The key thing is the connection of lean/agile tools to value such that the organisation is steadily amassing cost reductions, time saved, production improvements. From working with many coaches over many change projects, PBI are distinctive in this area”

Peter Miller, Vice President TransformationBP, North Sea, UK

“It is amazing how the coaches at PBI settle within the organisation, roll up their sleeves and join the company in tackling challenges and hurdles at every level of seniority and in any part of the business. Having worked with PBI for a few months now, I am impressed by the pace at which we have identified our areas of improvement, delivered a transformation & digitalisation roadmap and how quickly we have deployed effective communication techniques, unleashing effectiveness and efficiency for a variety of different teams. Speed of execution and discipline have characterised these months, together with a good sense of humour, helping overcoming resistance to change. I could not recommend the team at PBI more highly”

Adele Ara, Head of Global Business OperationsLightsource BP