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Healing Through a Hurricane

  March 2018

In August of 2017, somewhere in the Caribbean Sea a storm was brewing. A storm so intense that by its end, it had caused more than $120 billion in damages, impacted nearly 13 million people, and taken over 80 lives. Its name was Harvey. At the same

MainDays 2018

  March 2018 / Astrid Werner

The philosopher Heraclitus was famous for his insistence on ever-present change as being the fundamental essence of the universe. His belief that ‘nothing endures but change’ could

The blame game

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

The kick-off meeting has taken place and time is ticking. Where in the past, one had all the time in the world, today nothing can be done quickly enough. This is the same during

"Yes, we can make this happen."

  March 2018 / Mark Banham

Even under the most ideal circumstances, achieving targets for an STO (shutdown, turnaround, outage) is a challenge. However, ideal circumstances are hard to come by, making a  

A perfect turnaround

  March 2018 / Jerry Wanichko, Vice President Consulting North America

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 (real) risk. 

No turning a blind eye

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

Look the other way and hope for the best? Not a good idea when managing large shutdown projects where there is always a risk of something going wrong. Huge budgets and potential pro t are on the line. Only professional

Clarity of vision

  March 2018 / Dirk Frame, Senior Vice President Consulting Europe

Looking back over a 30-year consulting career, Dirk Frame explains how working together and communication are fundamental to success, regardless of the challenges. 

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

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

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