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Driving operational excellence at Votorantim

06 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Sustained investment in several areas of plant operations as a result of its drive for operational excellence has paid off for Votorantim’s Vidal Ramos plant in Brazil. By Alvaro Lorenz and Mario Interlenghi, Votorantim Cimentos, Brazil. Votorantim’s Vidal Ramos plant, Brazil – one example of the company’s drive for operational excellence Votorantim Cimentos is a building materials company committed to customer success through excellence. ‘Operational Excellence’ is one of the f...

Benchmarking revisited

14 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Recent years have seen growth in the take-up of benchmarking services provided by Whitehopleman. Some cement plants have participated every year since the service was launched 19 years ago. Benchmarking reports have become part of the cement producers’ annual reporting and provide an opportunity to learn from the best. Whitehopleman uses a five-star approach to benchmarking UK-based Whitehopleman has recently been retained to undertake country-wide cement factory performance ben...

Deep-dive benchmarking

11 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Dr Clark is finally able to talk about his involvement in an innovative project to improve the performance of supplier/service provider to the international cement industry. The real value of deep-dive benchmarking is reflected in the recommendations made on how to change the cement plant’s operations to become better than the competition Around 18 months ago the moderator was involved as a cement industry expert in a “deep-dive” benchmarking project on behalf of a supplier/s...