DSS consultants work with clients to develop and implement an optimized capital portfolio and project management solution.
Achieving the best return on investment possible for your capital budget is tough. Is the capital allocated to the correct projects? Are they prioritized appropriately? Will they come in on time and within budget? To be successful, decisions around capital allocation and the execution of individual capital projects require a robust approach to selection, design, and project execution, as well as a significant level of owner involvement, even if fully outsourced. DSS is familiar with the problems that companies typically have when deploying capital and can help clients manage the key risks and drive performance across the entire lifecycle of their asset, ensuring they achieve, if not exceed their return-on-investment targets.
From front-end loading to technology selection, proactive operations integration, minimizing of non-value adding investment, data-driven decisions, and organizational alignment, DSS has got it covered. We are there to accompany clients every step of the way through portfolio optimization, project feasibility analysis and concept, preliminary engineering and procurement to construction and commissioning. Our capital excellence services will stop your project going over budget and over time and will ensure the final result achieves what it is intended to.
Our services focus on supporting organizations in every aspect that is pivotal to making capital allocations, from delivering the individual projects to achieving their objective.
We will show you how to build a high-performing project and operations team, efficiently optimize project Net Present Value (NPV), manage design and procurement for optimal outcomes and ensure outstanding productivity and quality of construction. At the same time, we will help you to manage project risks and integrate HSE across all stages and ensure the project’s performance focus is maintained so that each phase is set up for success.
Key Elements of Our Capital Excellence Service
Capital Portfolio Management
We review CAPEX allocation across the project portfolio in light of current business conditions to ensure optimal use and help you to connect spend to operational need, timing, and risk. We also help you to identify the right investment options and apply value engineering to improve project economics and compress schedules.
Project NPV Optimization
We have a strong track record of helping our clients increase project NPV, applying a systematic approach that addresses key areas such as: project scale confirmation, capital spending reduction, operational cost reduction per ton, etc.
We work with clients to optimize capital project procurement and services and manage contractors effectively for best possible HSE and performance outcomes. We use a clearly defined strategy to assess project contractor needs and plan contractor capacity, and also evaluate the viability of contractor insourcing while minimizing business risk.
We take a holistic approach to Readiness to Operate that covers all critical dimensions (Operations, Facilities, HSE, Organization, People) to ensure safe and smooth start-up, and handover from project management to steady operation. By putting in place strong QC processes and pre-start-up safety reviews, we also mitigate operational risk during and post start-up.
We work across the procurement cycle to achieve sourcing efficiencies, reduce costs, and help you become more competitive, by aligning procurement with business strategy, making key procurement processes more effective and improving management of inherent risks.