BP Gulf Coast Restoration: Strengthening the Business Model with Process Excellence

Helen Winsor

Helen Winsor of IQPC speaks with Catherine McElhany, manager of planning & performance at GulfCoastRestoration, BP, who talks about some of the ways of implementing process excellence into the business model. McElhany discusses how BP is working to retain and maintain the corporate commitment to performance management and explains that the company is moving beyond production excellence methodologies to realize the cultural, technical and business gains of production excellence.

She also talks about how BP is addressing the challenges to sustain Lean, including how to re-energize and guarantee sustainable performance improvements, and how the company is successfully modelling system-wide risk management, scenario planning processes and asset integrity using continuous improvement concepts.