Posts tagged with Turnaround

The Power of Role Models

  May 2018

Women in the process industry are still a minority – even though typically female abilities such as communicatin, reflection, or cooperation are more sought-after than ever. Alice Zhang regards herself as a role model and is keen to inspire future

The End of Subjectivity

  April 2018 / Gert Müller, Director

Turnarounds in large industrial plants can become money pits if the advance preparations aren’t right. The new Project Intelligence Tool from T.A. Cook helps to improve the quality

A perfect turnaround

  March 2018

Unpredictible obstacles are part of the job in turnaround projects. In a computer-based simulation, decision-makers learn how to deal with them in practice and yet without any

A new kind of networking

  March 2018 / Frank-Uwe Hess, Chairman & Co-Founder

Twice a year, T.A. Cook invites top managers from the field of maintenance to the Maintenance Benchmarks Focus Group. This exclusive forum offers participants the opportunity to exchange experience and ideas on current

Time to act

  March 2018 / Thomas Cook, Chairman, Co-Founder

At the established TAR Annual Meeting, executives, project managers and specialists met to discuss the current challenges in turnaround management. All participants agreed: If you want to be successful in the long term,

A striking balance

  February 2018

As a native Canadian with Croatian roots, Matthew Popovacki offers the best of two worlds: North American determination combined with European nonchalance. The result? A cool character who pushes himself to the limits

Beyond Contractor Management

  February 2018 / Frank-Uwe Hess, Chairman & Co-Founder

Increasingly, industrial organizations are outsourcing their maintenance work in order to focus on their core businesses. It's about time, that we consider how contracting really

The road less traveled

  October 2017

David Woods has no time for monotony, which particularly suits his job as a consultant. It is the unpredictability that drives the 51-year-old with his typical British charm – and

Meeting of the minds

  September 2017 / Philip Morel, Partner, North America

Contractors in the process industry have long been much more than just subcontractors who carry out standard tasks. They assume a central role in production and maintenance, which

No more tunnel vision

  September 2017 / David Fleming, Manager

Massive improvement opportunities often lurk within maintenance in large-scale technical installations. Comparisons with other locations and competitors can help uncover them. The