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Operational Excellence

A comprehensive system for operational excellence

In today’s complex and ever-shifting business environment, companies face a host of challenges, from global competition and cost management to workforce readiness and training. 

Successful global organizations have learned to address these pressures by adopting a holistic view to organizational performance, focusing on continual improvement of key performance indicators (KPIs), and deploying sustainable interventions that create real  impact for the business.

GP Strategies’ operational excellence experts help you shift focus to a holistic view of organizational performance, then target the specific areas that will produce the most effective and responsive changes in performance.

Along the way, we address every element of organizational effectiveness, from strategy and culture to leadership, frontline sales, and the delivery of business results.

Determine if your company is in the top or bottom quartiles compared to peers, identify performance gaps, and uncover areas that are already best in class.

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A proven model for success

Through our systematic operational excellence model, we take organizations on an accelerated path from strategy to sustainability. We start by benchmarking to 33 standards of excellence that map to the critical components in the model, and help you quickly isolate areas for immediate improvement while uncovering long-term opportunities. Our process helps you:

  • Train employees faster at higher test rates
  • Monitor, anticipate, and improve equipment performance
  • Navigate complex regulations
  • Implement technological advances
  • Streamline processes and procedures
  • Reduce HSE incidents
  • Develop capable, adaptable leaders
  • Increase profitability and growth
Measure your performance effectively

Operational excellence delivered from strategy to sustainablility

Accelerate your journey with a variety of services including:

  1. Operational Excellence Assessments

    From on-site observations, focus groups and interviews to off-site surveying, data analysis and benchmarking, we help you evaluate your current state, identify gaps, and uncover high performance areas. Comparing assessment data to past performance and industry-recognized standards shows where you stand in relation to peers, where performance gaps may exist, and areas already best-in-class.

  2. Risk Management

    Create a culture that minimizes risk and maintains compliance by developing governance, risk management, and regulatory compliance in emergency management; health, safety, and environment; process safety; and more.

  3. Asset Performance Management

    We support reliable production with a plan covering every element of asset performance management, including human, equipment, design and process.

  4. Maintenance and Reliability

    With guidance from our Operational Excellence Practice, you will learn to improve equipment reliability, reduce maintenance costs, and increase operations-maintenance cooperation.

  5. Lean

    We embrace and support the Toyota philosophy for implementing Lean in your enterprise. Brief training modules followed by hands-on implementation provide a deep understanding of the principles and tools of Lean.

  6. Six Sigma

    These proven techniques drive improved quality of internal process outputs. We excel at helping organizations deploy Six Sigma programs.

  7. Lean Six Sigma

    Through structured training, we combine Lean and Six Sigma to help assist in establishing your deployment plan, coaching, and hands-on implementation.

  8. Performance and Operations

    Whether applied to your workforce or equipment, our technical training solutions help improve performance for efficient, cost-effective operations.

Case Studies

Explore our real-world client success stories

Business Impact
$600K
Total savings generated
17
Facility shutdowns were avoided

Improving Operations Through an Operational Excellence Model

The culture of training relied heavily on field and console operators at a South American field. GP Strategies helped the company establish an Operational Excellence model to raise the level of professionalism and competence for operations and maintenance across the site.
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Business Impact

Reliability-Centered Maintenance Cost Reduction to Save $10 Million

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Insight & Innovation

Discover thought leadership from our clients and team of experts

Accelerating Excellence

Staying on top of technology and process advances, as facilities age and experts retire, requires constant evolution to remain adaptable and profitable and achieve sustainable results.