Collaborative Work Environments
Epsis Consultants has extensive experience in designing, implementing and running Collaborative Work Environments (CWEs) or Integrated Operations Centers (IOCs). We focus firstly on the desired “Ways of Working” and then create a toolset and working area that reflects the business need.
These environments & tools become the key enabler for business change to ensure that work is completed in the correct manner, involves the right people, whilst minimizing any wasted time. By taking this holistic view of operations across the enterprise the business can become more proactive to current conditions and realise substantial cost savings.
The Epsis Business Advisory team was key to providing these benefits to the Chevron Integrated Operations Centre program. The value was demonstrated quickly when the first of these centres was rolled out in Aberdeen in 2014 and saved $31 million in the first 8 months and increased reliability four-fold.
Even before the price of oil began collapsing last summer, Mr. May was taking steps to trim Chevron’s North Sea costs and planning new technologies — including a $3 million integrated operations center in Aberdeen — to wrest renewed efficiencies from 20- and 30-year-old offshore oil and gas rigs.