Holding up the Mirror

Bluefield is often engaged by clients to help them with their maintenance execution practices. Our main approach to helping clients improve is through our flagship Bluefield Transformation Projects; we’ve completed many of them over the years.  Over the past few weeks, we’ve been reflecting on these projects, and what we’ve learned from them, to find ways to make them faster, more effective, and...

Bluefield Round Table: The Benefits of Remote Internal Collaboration

This week, Bluefield launched webRE, our first free remote reliability support service. We modelled webRE on the way Bluefield has worked for many years. Going all the way back to our founding, Bluefield’s team members have had the ability to reach out via email to the entire team to ask technical questions, or for general support to find ways to get their work done smarter and more efficiently.

When is the right time to reach out for help?

By: Peter Lee

Bluefield Launches webRE: an Industry-First Free Remote Consultation Service

By: Gerard Wood

Bluefield Round Table: Worst Asset Failures

No matter how hard we work, and how effective our asset management practices are, we’ll occasionally have an asset fail on us. Sometimes, we’ll have massive failures. Serious asset failures can highlight not only opportunities to improve our strategies and maintenance execution, but also the way we prepare for and respond to these events.

We Only Work For Two Reasons

By: Peter Yates

We Didn’t Like Online Training Until We Learned This Lesson

In the current environment, holding training courses is obviously a lot more difficult than it used to be. Some businesses are looking to switch to online delivery of training as an alternative to face-to-face, but many are understandably nervous about how effective it is.

Bluefield Round Table: Zero-Based Budgeting - Waste of Time or Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread?

One of the most common areas that Bluefield is asked to assist clients with is in preparing budgets. Whether a site is looking to reduce/optimise their costs, or simply prevent the month-to-month sawtooth in budget compliance, a quality maintenance budget is one of the most important aspects of the asset management planning process.

How to Develop Capability within Your Team

Author: Gerard Wood

Project Management for Frontline Leaders in Rail

Author: Geoff Smith, Principal Asset Management Specialist - Rail

Rio Tinto's Kennecott Utah Copper Copperton Concentrator Plant

As part of our new relationship with Kepner-Tregoe, Bluefield is publishing several of KT's articles on effective project management.

Kepner-Tregoe and Bluefield – A Truly Complementary Partnership

Bluefield and Kepner-Tregoe have been working together for several months since we announced our strategic partnership.  We asked representatives from both companies to discuss the nature of the partnership, what they were looking to achieve, and how the relationship has been developing over time.