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

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OPERATIONS CONSTRAINT MANAGEMENT

Project Planning & Execution
Production Optimisation
Maintenance Management
Contractor Controls

Project Planning & Execution

More projects on time, in less time every time

Select, prioritise and adeptly manage portfolios, programs and projects.
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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, to turbocharge execution.

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

The Discipline of Learning

I had occasion recently to reflect on the fact that it is now more than twenty years since I first read Peter Senge’s seminal book The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of The Learning Organisation. All those years ago, I was at the National Productivity Institute in Pretoria looking for a breakthrough in work

Culture

Getting clear about your goal

Many organisations confuse their goal with their vision, mission or purpose. When I help my clients define their goal, I specifically ask for an answer of at least how much by no later than when? It’s not a target, but rather a bearing with two coordinates. If you can make more, sooner, then why not?

Culture

Reason to think

How structured is your thinking? No less a figure than W Edwards Deming made the theory of knowledge one of four pillars in his System of Profound Knowledge. And yet, in my experience, very little structured thinking goes on in our modern workplaces.

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