How can we prevent making the same mistakes? How can we ensure that we follow best practices throughout the organization? How can we keep track of people and gear? Also, how can we simplify the invoicing process? At Odfjell Well Services we are currently in the verification phase of a roll-out of global standards connecting all parts of the value stream - including HR, time capturing, logistics, planning, financing, mobilizing, demobilizing and maintenance processes- across all sites and business units. By doing so, we increase both safety and efficiency, positioning ourselves for growth. I will share with you the strategy and the thoughts behind this tough project.
In an industry where every second counts and time is money, it’s vital we streamline and optimize our systems to ensure quality end-products and services are delivered on time, every time and waste is cut to a minimum. Here at OWS we use “Lean” to drive this process. Lean is used to describe the methodology for continuously improving the flow and efficiency of work, maximizing customer value and reducing wasteful tasks. It involves committed employees and engaged leaders identifying improvement potential and making quality improvements.
The 1970’s, an era of bell-bottoms, bold patterns and big collars. It also happens to be the decade Odfjell was founded. Like our fashion sense, things have changed and improved in many aspects of the offshore drilling industry since then. With 40 years offshore experience behind us we can safely say we’ve learned a thing or two. Let’s look at the value gained from our experience and hopefully you might learn something too.