Enlisting Craft Help to Reduce Cost and Improve Performance

We’d like to provide ACA’s observations and recommendations associated with the subset process of the Equipment Reliability Program related to Craft Feedback. To ensure we are all on the same page, Craft Feedback is the process that gathers and communicates inputs from Maintenance Shops (Crafts) related to the condition and reliability of equipment and the Planning and Scheduling processes. Please … Read More

More than $120M in Cost Reduction Opportunities

ACA PROACTIVE CASE STUDY Client Vertically integrated US Utility, with two million clients. Business Issue In 1997 we were engaged by the Transmission and Distribution Business of the client to be the architect of its transformation to an Asset Management organization.  The company had made the strategic choice based on its own internal assessments of its performance, and the impending … Read More

$20M in Reduced Annual Capital and Operating Spending

ACA PROACTIVE CASE STUDY Client United States Utility Business Issue We were engaged by the client to prepare its fossil business unit for success in the competitive market. Solution The process began with a rapid and detailed assessment of value, which concluded that the fossil operations were well below the industry average, and non-competitive in comparison with the Independent Power … Read More

Business Systems Lead to Considerable Efficiency Gains

ACA PROACTIVE CASE STUDY Client A major Australian generator, transmitter, and distributor of electricity, serving more than 730,000 clients, with $1.3 B in annual sales and $3.7 B in assets Business Issue The organization required replacement of their current business and commercial systems with an integrated package solution, developing new and refined business processes in each of these areas, and … Read More