Business Improvement Consulting
Providing support to your business through instruction and coaching either onsite or remotely via video conference, e-mail, phone, and the proprietary / password protected engagement facility on our website.
This process forms part of the Value Delivery System and is focused on developing concepts that will generate huge value in the design stage which cannot be realized in the development stage. The process commences with evaluation of the current state and continues to generate future options aligned to the delivery of value. These options are created from brainstorming and input from DE WARDT AND COMPANY which are then evaluated and ranked based on key parameters that include cost, value, schedule and risks.
Roadmapping Technology, Product and Industry Innovation
Roadmapping is an extremely beneficial method to develop new technologies and new products as a business and as an industry. Our program is a selective development from the best recognized practices and years of experience to bring clients and industry an adaptive method to map the future of their new development potential. This program is being used to develop an industry roadmap for Drilling Systems Automation which can change the landscape of drilling operations in both repeated well delivery such as Shale Drilling and adaptive well construction occurring in deepwater exploration drilling.
Performance Improvement Processes
On any assignment, we will selectively introduce and facilitate one of our Performance Improvement Processes. These range from After-Action reviews designed to identify lessons for future improvement, Risk and Uncertainty assessment and mitigation, to table-top exercises such as Drilling the Well on Paper.
Once you've implemented the new strategies you've developed, then what? With ongoing coaching available, you can take advantage of periodic reviews of operations and recommendations to keep your company on track.
Onsite presentations of key techniques, directly relevant to the coaching support provided, teach your personnel the necessary tools and skills to achieve results. These presentations typically include group exercises and reviews of examples for improved understanding and retention.
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.
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.
...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.
We have seen significant improvements in results and have adopted the principles in our planning and operations efforts.
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.
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.
At Balance Partners for Super Growth
As the result of an aggressive strategic plan, technology leader At Balance (a Shell Technology Ventures Company) entered into a partnership with the established oilfield services company Smith. Immense synergy exists in this partnership and is already being utilized to develop new products and accelerate the introduction of the Managed Pressure drilling technology into the oilfield.
National Oilwell mergers are a success
John de Wardt has assisted National Oilwell on numerous occasions from 1996. These interventions have included the use of scenario planning to develop an engineering organization that was able to successfully meet the challenges of the future, the use of business modeling to align new acquisitions with the exiting organization, evaluations of project management methods for large rig projects, analysis of growth into new areas and recommendations on organization alignment to customer needs. National Oilwell's revenues have grown from $ 85 million in 1995 to over $ 1.5 billion. During this period the company has bought and successful merged many companies as well as developed new technologies for the oilfield.