1st Edition

7 Fundamentals of an Operationally Excellent Management System

    456 Pages
    by CRC Press

    456 Pages 290 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Developing and maintaining a disciplined management system provides any organization with a blueprint for exceptional performance and success. Indeed, for larger multinational corporations, a management system is a critical component for sustainable growth and performance management. In this book, the authors discuss a series of fundamentals for creating an operationally excellent management system (OEMS). The book also examines the business performance impact of an OEMS across leading gas and oil organizations, such as Exxon Mobil, BP, Suncor, and Chevron.

    In 7 Fundamentals of an Operationally Excellent Management System, the authors discuss each fundamental in detail and provide the supporting training and workshop materials that are essential for integrating these fundamentals into the business processes of the organization. The seven fundamentals identified by the authors provide a sequential approach for developing and executing an OEMS across any organization. Integrating sound organizational and business practices with personnel and process safety management principles, the book is an invaluable resource for organizations seeking operational discipline and excellence.

    Well-supported with graphics and practical examples, the book provides a simple pathway for an organization to evolve its management system into an OEMS designed to reduce workplace incidents and improve business performance on a sustainable basis. The management system principles discussed in the book are intended for the business leader who is motivated to transition his or her organization from ordinary, through best in class, to an organization of world-class stature and performance.

    Introduction to Management Systems. Corporate Governance and EHS Leadership. High-Reliability Organizations (HROs) and Operational Excellence. Types of Management Systems. Benefits of a Management System. Fundamentals of an Operational Excellence Management System. Introduction: Fundamentals of an Operational Excellence Management System. Fundamental 1: Leadership Commitment and Motivation. Fundamental 2: Identifying and Executing Applicable and Relevant Elements to Achieve Operational Excellence in Your Business. Fundamental 3: Establishing the Baseline. Fundamental 4: Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA). Fundamental 5: Auditing for Compliance and Conformance. Fundamental 6: Closing the Gaps—Operational Discipline. Fundamental 7: Networks and Communities of Practice for Continuous Improvements and Shared Learning. Workshop - Fundamentals of an Operational Excellence Management System.


    Dr. Chitram (Chit) Lutchman (Principal Author) - DBA-Doctor of Business Administration, MBA, Certified Safety Specialist (CSP), Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), 1st Class Power Engineer, BSc Agriculture Sciences.

    Chit Lutchman , a2011 recipient of the prestigious McMaster Arch Award for unique and exceptional contributions to Canada, is an experienced safety professional with extensive frontline and leadership experience in the energy industry. Having sustained some disability from an industrial work accident, Dr. Lutchman developed a passion for improving health and safety in the workplace. With international oil and gas experience, he has experienced the two extremes of organizational health and safety practices and business performance. As a prior employee of Suncor Energy Inc., (Canada's largest oil and gas producer), he pioneered work within his organization aimed at improving contractor health and safety management. In prior roles, Dr. Lutchman has functioned as a corporate leader in loss management and emergency response. He also functioned in project management leadership roles in the commissioning and start-up of Canada's first commercial SAGD and cogeneration facility in Fort McMurray, Alberta. He published his first book, Project Execution: A Practical Approach to Industrial and Commercial Project Management , in 2010. In 2012 /2013, he was the principal author of: Safety Management: A Comprehensive Approach to Developing a Sustainable System and Process Safety Management - Leveraging Networks and Communities of Practice for Continuous Improvement respectively. He is also the principal author of this book and has coordinated the contributions of his coauthors to provide readers with this practical package of knowledge, which can contribute significantly to improving the health and safety of all workers, including new graduates, safety professionals, and business lea