Expertise from many assignments and a reference from our advanced proprietary programs provide the perfect recipe to analyze your business and discuss gaps that may exist between your current operations and their potential. This is a process that is readily adapted to your situation and your needs.
This facilitated tool enables us to support you in evaluating your current business situation (where are we?) and define your future potential situation (what do we want to be?), then determine the gap between the two which defines your actions for growth. Gap Analysis covers many aspects of a business including business direction, organization, operations delivery, business processes. This improvement process defines crucial aspects of a company's business plan to grow. Gap analysis, by virtue of its definition, can yield a result that shows no improvement is necessary – at which point we withdraw and congratulate our clients on their own accomplishments.
Gap Analysis – Strategy
An external review of your strategic plans against what could be possible will reveal any missed potential. Our understanding of the upstream oil and gas industry combined with our experience in developing winning strategies enables us to recognize if your strategy will deliver as intended or fall short and require correction before it is too late.
Gap Analysis – Manufacturing
Improving manufacturing processes involves a combination of various best practices and methodologies. Gaps often exist not because the implementers did not do a good job but because they were unaware of the full portfolio of methodologies available to them. Our expert review truly measures your implementation against what is possible using application of the Toyota Production System as the target reference – it is recognized as the best in the world.
Gap Analysis – Drilling and Completions
Drilling and completion performance (well delivery) is well known to us. We have reviewed a huge portfolio of operations and run many analyses against industry benchmarks revealing both strengths and weaknesses in current drilling and completion practices. Our gap analysis will show you where you stand in terms of maximizing your performance (minimum well times, lowest costs and highest production rates) and what specific opportunities can be addressed for greater value.
Organization DiagnosticsDiagnostics Overview
Whether for Strategy Development, Lean Manufacturing or Project Delivery, our diagnostics are designed to identify areas that may need improvement in the performance of your organization. We provide a personalized service that ensures an agreed solution matches your reality.
Our processes for applying leading edge tools and techniques achieve optimum growth in current and new market segments. These tools are particularly well suited to uncertain environments as are often encountered with significant shifts in new technologies, service delivery methods and business economics. This diagnosis ensures our strategic plan can succeed.
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Our unique practices enable companies to exceed the best-in-class benchmarks set by their peers. These tools and techniques, used by many organizations that have achieved world-class performance, are applicable to most projects, to the improvement of organization performance and to strategy implementation.
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We identify projects as any one-time business activity ranging from the traditional construction application, through operations activities that ought not be treated as on-going business, to change or organizational transformation programs.
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...substantial improvement in product delivery and resultant reductions of inventory. The catalyst for these new processes was the Strategic Planning workshop lead by John de Wardt.
His insight into the oil and gas industry is invaluable, and his knowledge of best practice in manufacturing has added measurable value to several of our investments.
His recent corporate strategy development work resulted in a set of strategic initiatives that are already beginning to deliver value only a few months into their implementation.
John de Wardt provided us with a straight forward, hard driving, no nonsense approach to strategic planning that is still helping us define and achieve new business goals.
John’s emphasis on rigorous planning has resulted in tangible and measurable results in the area of drilling and completing wells. A true step-change.
We have seen significant improvements in results and have adopted the principles in our planning and operations efforts.
Weatherford jumps to the big league
In 1997, Weatherford International commissioned John de Wardt to undertake worldwide interviews of company personnel in all divisions and incorporate these results into his strategy development program. A six day workshop that included 110 participants developed many initiatives designed to reach the challenge made by the CEO - double revenues profitable with in 5 years. These initiatives were detailed out by teams after the workshop and summed up to show that a course could be followed to grow the company from $500 million to $ 1 billion. Simultaneously, the workshop group foresaw the significant mergers that could occur in the oil service industry that prompted Weatherford to accept a merger offer from Enterra and maintain itself in the big league. John has continued to support Weatherford in a number of strategic planning areas relating to new growth businesses: intervention services, under balanced services and expandable services.
Smith dominates a new service
Smith Bits hired John de Wardt to undertake a scenario planning session for their newly created Advanced Engineering Service. This process created a new understanding of how Smith could differentiate themselves through delivering more value to the customer. Implementation of this strategy yielded a massive growth in this new service and domination in many markets. Furthermore, Smith followed advice from John on the implementation of Lean Manufacturing techniques to further improve the profit margins of a commodity business. Smith have continued to call on John's services for insight into the future trends in the oil industry and how they can impact the products and services.