Plant redesign

Plant redesign

For plant redesign, a leading service provider depended heavily on its principal designer. This post describes a practical case of how this dependency was reduced by a combination of measures.

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Intended advantage

Innovation

Ambition

Learn faster how to redesign a plant

Performance issues

Scope
Quality
Benefit
Time
Cost
Risk (2)

Risk
A There is only 1 well-performing designer, which should be at least 3

Risk
B It takes up to 9 months to onboard a designer, which should be at most 4

Assessment

Focus area

Conceptual design

Filter

Essential and scarce knowledge

Growth objectives

Strategy (1)
Structure
Systems (1)
Style
Specialisms
Skills (2)
Shared values

Strategy
Extend
1 Estimate required effort (product level, implicit, empirical, unique)

Systems
Extend
2 Determine process flow (product level, implicit, empirical, unique)
3 Utilize modelling tools (product level, explicit, empirical, unique)

Skills
Extend
4 Appraise customer traits (business level, explicit, empirical, unique)
Attract
5 Display commercial acumen (business level, tacit, innate, not unique)

Advice

Concepts

Acquire (1)
Create
Transfer (2)

Acquire
Contract
5 Display commercial acumen

Transfer
Elicit
1 Estimate required effort
2 Determine process flow
Share
1 Estimate required effort
2 Determine process flow
3 Utilize modelling tools
4 Appraise customer traits

Planned activities

Stage 1
Elicit (1)
Contract (1)
Stage 2
Share (1)

Elicit
Interview and/or observe expert
1 Estimate required effort
2 Determine process flow

Contract
Recruit and/or select designers
5 Display commercial acumen

Share
Train designers
1 Estimate required effort
2 Determine process flow
3 Utilize modelling tools
4 Appraise customer traits

Performance estimates

Scope
Quality
Benefit
Time
Cost
Risk (2)

Risk
A There will be 3 well-performing designers

Risk
B It will take 3 months to onboard a designer

RealiZation

Completed activities

Stage 1
Elicit (1)
Contract (1)
Stage 2
Share (1)

Elicit
Interview and/or observe expert
1 Estimate required effort
2 Determine process flow

Contract
Recruit and/or select designers
5 Display commercial acumen

Share
Train designers
1 Estimate required effort
2 Determine process flow
3 Utilize modelling tools
4 Appraise customer traits

Performance effects

Scope
Quality
Benefit
Time
Cost
Risk (2)

Risk
A There are now 3 well-performing designers

Risk
B It now takes 3 months to onboard a designer