DSS Sustainable Solutions helps clients maximize asset productivity to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations.
Many organizations get frustrated trying to push through changes to improve their business which never quite get fully implemented or fade away over time. The benefits don’t last. Over 70% of planned changes in organizations don't make it to the finish line or simply get undone over a relatively short period of time. The inertia of “business-as-usual” and the fear of change is just too powerful for many organizations to overcome on their own.
DSS knows how to guide clients through the process of operational improvement and delivers change for good. We bring a robust and rigorous approach that focuses on developing and coaching your people through the barriers to change.
Whether the aim is to be super-efficient and effective in closing the performance gap or understanding how to implement changes in the real world, we can help. Wrapped around this, we assist and coach our clients to establish the routines and rituals that maintain the momentum of change and thus ensure the processes and culture of continual improvement take hold.
Working together with clients, we identify what your organization is truly capable of – its full potential. Next, we determine the best place and way for you to introduce changes, depending on your needs. We take into account the aspects that matter to you whether it’s a need for speed or for the changes to be self-funding.
When we leave, we leave behind an organization that thinks more holistically about performance and risks, is stronger, more confident, and capable, and is able to operate and sustain levels of efficiency and effectiveness previously not thought possible.
Our focus areas include:
Reorientating an organization to achieve its full potential through a holistic transformation that redefines the organization’s ability to deliver and sustain results. Inevitably, it enhances culture and capabilities and makes highly effective routines and rituals part of your everyday work. Ours is a decidedly integrated approach to transformation that protects people and assets, optimizes operational performance, and builds the skills and capabilities needed to ensure long-term sustainability. We can also advise on digitalization as a transformation enabler.
Production System/Operating System
Integrated operating systems that engage the entire workforce are the best way to achieve operational excellence with measurable and sustainable results. Our production system builds on your existing processes, infuses new best practices and improvements, and includes strong management processes to provide focus and direction.
Targeted Cost Reduction
To quickly get to the root cause of what is driving key cost levers and rapidly generate the actions needed to make a difference, we use the existing competence in your organization and combine it with our expertise to ascertain the elusive but necessary step changes for competing effectively. More than helping you identify those step changes, we can help you deliver and lock them in.
Maintenance & Reliability
Typically, maintenance is a big area of direct cost and a large driver of lost revenue that requires a very effective strategy backed up by excellence in execution. Whether you struggle with low direct or contract maintenance productivity, too high a level of unplanned maintenance, or delayed completion, we have experience in helping organizations solve these and other M&R issues. Starting from where you are in terms of maintenance maturity, we can help you achieve your desired performance goals.
Organizational Design & Effectiveness
If processes are too complex, too rigid, too slow or in the wrong order, your organization has low productivity “designed in”. An organizational redesign can offer significant efficiency gains. DSS regularly works with organizations to assess their status quo; designs processes that match their needs, helps them define the organizational structure they need and assists them in implementing it and making it work.
Applied in the right place and implemented correctly, digital technology is a powerful tool for enabling transformation and driving operational improvement. Many organizations, however, often implement “digital” without having a specific application in mind, as opposed to starting from a well-defined problem and matching it with a suitable digital solution. DSS can help you identify the issues that the right digital technology will solve and will quickly get a pilot up and running. Once proven, we assist with scaling digital solutions and adjusting routines, rituals, and the organization to monetarize investment.