Do you struggle to realise tomorrow’s vision while safeguarding today’s results?

How do you know you’re doing the right projects? And doing them right?

Are you focusing your limited maintenance resources on minimising production losses?

Do you know your production bottleneck and can everyone rally in support?

Do your systems control how contractors best perform their work? Or do they control you?

Be the dynamo who safeguards today’s results while realising tomorrow’s vision

Noel Pillay

Vice President Operations

South32 Worsley Alumina

“Thanks to the ongoing efforts of our shuts team, exploiting the capability transferred by Ensemble, we have learned how to use TOC to continuously find new and better ways to reduce costs and minimise volume losses from our major shuts.”

Tully Cashman

Cargill, APAC Manager

Organisational Development

“David’s energizing and practical application of experiential learning to simplifying the complex concepts of systems thinking has proved invaluable.”

Erwin Schaufler

General Manager Refinery

South32 Worsley Alumina

“Ensemble’s constraint-based approach to the planning and performance of work, combined with the technology they have introduced, have given us the potential to save millions of dollars on labour costs while simultaneously enhancing production outcomes.”

Simon Linaker

Improvement Manager

Bruce Rock Engineering

“We’ve been able to generate some really fundamental differences here in the business. David’s been instrumental in building the discipline we needed.”

What we do

  • Operations Constraint Management
  • Project Planning & Execution
  • Production Optimisation
  • Maintenance Management
  • Contractor Controls

Operations Constraint Management

Maximise the net present value of your assets

Learn to know the whole then focus on the constraint.
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Project Planning & Execution

More projects on time, in less time every time

Select, prioritise and adeptly manage portfolios, programs and projects.
Watch 60-sec video

Production Optimisation

Confidently hit your numbers

Safely, reliably and cost-effectively increase throughput.
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Maintenance Management

Reliably minimise production losses

Optimise productivity of heavy and routine maintenance.
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Contractor Controls

Create win-win relationships

Effectively manage third-
party work, capacity and
costs.
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A faster way to
better business outcomes

Our 60-day plan gives you optimum bang for your buck

1

Start discovery sessions

By interviewing the key players, we explore your context and drivers of success.

2

Get a constraint analysis

We articulate systemic causes of underperformance and identify your areas of greatest potential.

3

Engineer new possibilities

Workshops align the team around a new way of working, aided by our planning tools.

SOME OF OUR CLIENTS

cargill
anz
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jetstar
south32
cba
thiess
coles
qantas
woolworths
cadbury
aupost
cocacola
arnotts
bombardier
sunbeam
pacific
onesteel
prysmian
breville

Latest Insights

Culture

Controlling contractors

When you’re buying services from a contractor, you want to minimise your risk at the lowest possible cost. If you’re the contractor, you want to minimise your risk while maximising your revenue. This adversarial tension is the core reality of most contracts. What to do?

Operations

Maintaining production

Nobody likes maintenance, except those who make a living from it. Car servicing and repairs not only cost you money—while your wheels are in the garage, your mobility and convenience take a hit, too. There’s just one thing worse than maintaining your assets. Not maintaining them.

Operations

Producing production

Every dollar of the material prosperity we enjoy can find its roots in the industrial revolution and our ability to produce more for less. We came off the farms to work in the factories and delivered unprecedented growth in wealth for our toil.

We help ambitious executives in industrial environments
systemically improve production, now and in the future.