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Do you know your role models?

A while ago I have read an interesting book about organization culture called “Improving Maintenance Reliability Through Cultural Change”. The book was off my radar however during my digital transformation journey helping customers to transform their company, I realize how

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3rd Annual Conference: IIoT and Digital Solutions for Oil & Gas 2019

Why a Conference about IIoT and Digital Solutions for Oil & Gas? IoT, Big Data, Cloud:  Every new digitalization technology aims to redefine the Oil & Gas industry and generate new business value. How are Oil & Gas companies navigating

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Modular Procedural Automation Innovation for Upstream Processes

History of Modular Procedural Automation A procedural operation consists of a set of operator tasks that are conducted in a set way time-after-time to achieve a certain goal such as starting or shutting down a unit or making a product.

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Are Machines Better Than Humans in Crisis?

Abstract There have been several well publicized incidents over the past few years in refinery and petrochemical facilities. Incident reports from amongst others, the Chemical Safety Board and papers from ARC and Marsh McLennan Insurance Company show that many of

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Process Safety Congress Dordrecht

Controlling processes with hazardous chemicals Industrial accidents can cause thousands of workplace injuries. For instance, an explosion at a pesticide plant in eastern China has killed at least 47 people and injured over 600, the latest in a series of

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The Lean and Mean Trap

Have you ever heard of “the lean and mean trap”? Last month I visited a company that manufactures specialty chemicals. We initially discussed the market conditions and the current economic situation of the company. I was not surprised to hear

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Digital Transformation in the Oil and Gas Industry

Over the past few years, I have written papers and given several presentations on procedure management and decision support at the Society for Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Intelligent Energy Europe conference and have seen a dramatic change with respect to digital

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Disruption rocks! Study Leadership and Industry 4.0 – Part Two

In the first part of the series, we introduced Deloitte’s personas the Social Supers and the Data-Driven Decisives. Deloitte introduces two additional leadership personas: The Disruption Drivers and the Talent Champions. Leadership Persona: The Disruption Drivers The Disruption Drivers are

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Ready to take off? Study Leadership and Industry 4.0 – Part One

According to the recently published study “Success personified in the fourth industrial revolution” by consulting firm Deloitte, the context between leadership and industry 4.0 is explored. Companies feel only moderately prepared for the fourth industrial revolution. The study surveyed more

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The Significance of Industry 4.0 for the Process Industry- Part Two

In the first part of the series, I explored the meaning and advantages of Industry 4.0. Yokogawa is active in a very special industry, the process industry. The process industries are those industries where the primary production processes are either

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