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Increasing (cost)efficiency through Focused Improvement and Cost pillar

Productivity can mean many different things depending on, for example, the industry or process. In a production plant, productivity often refers to the ratio of the amount produced to the number of employees, the number of pieces of equipment or some other typically fairly constant unit for measuring inputs. For example, a production line’s one-day productivity can be its daily production volume di…
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Foundation of world-class production

From the customer’s point of view, suppliers’ production work creates most of the value for them; customers determine whether the supplier’s product meets their needs, especially in terms of functionality and quality. However, to succeed, a product must be designed to meet those needs before it is put into production.
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Develop people with an annual training cycle

People are the most important resource a company has at its disposal, and developing people is as important as process development. However, when talking about people, “resource” always sounds like an unnecessarily cold word.
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Governance of continuous improvement

My previous articles have progressed from strategy implementation to action. Implementing continuous improvement models comes with a large amount of work, including managing and monitoring different improvement teams to ensure that the measures achieve the desired results and minimizes losses. When finally putting planned measures into practice, we must ensure that the measures are effective and…
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Career started with a master’s thesis at Aurelia

Five years ago, Matti Päivärinne came to Aurelia to work on his thesis. ‘I studied mechanical and energy engineering in Tampere. I also took a course on gas turbines and was inspired to do my thesis somewhere other than a traditional company. I applied to Aurelia, and it worked out’. ‘Together, we looked at what the topic and the work should be and what the result should be. But then you were g…
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From strategy to practice

A comprehensive, well-thought-out strategy is useless if the plan is never implemented. Organisations often develop a great strategy but fail to transform it into action.
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Towards World Class

Continuous operational improvement should be at the top of every company’s list of priorities, whether that company is a start-up or a multinational giant. In Finland, a veil of mystery hangs around continuous improvement, and its essence is often misunderstood. People often think of continuous improvement as just a list of different “tools”, such as the Plan Do Check Act cycle, the Twelve-Step Kai…
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New CEO Tony Hynes leads Aurelia Turbines to the syngas market

In the office of Aurelia’s new CEO, Tony Hynes, you can immediately see what is his passion. The office is like a shrine to rowing. Everywhere on the walls are pictures of rowing boats and people speeding along the water. Do not even dream about challenging him in the sport: Hynes has five world-level gold masters medals. He is also a multiple national champion, with several gold, silver and bronze…
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EU should make clean hydrogen forms equal – and regulate carbon capture

  We must shift our focus away from discussing green, blue and turquoise hydrogen (H ₂ ) and instead concentrate on the full greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions lifecycle of hydrogen production. In the United States, the technology-neutral approach to hydrogen yields more fruit than the approach used in Europe. In addition to hydrogen, we need carbon capture regulations to speed up the development o…
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Methane can take us to a carbon-negative hydrogen economy

Methane – CH₄, the main component of natural gas – might be the key to the success of the hydrogen economy. There are enormous challenges in hydrogen transportation and storage that can be solved by the methanation of renewable hydrogen using captured carbon dioxide or carbon monoxide. In the best case, we can create new carbon sinks and convert many industries to carbon negative. Hydrogen, H2…
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