Example One Natural Resources Reduce Costs. Improve Margins.

Meet the competing pressures of resource development, use, and protection.

With a finite amount of natural resources, companies need to find innovative ways to meet the demands of their industry. We seek out the places in your organization where you can accelerate performance, reduce costs, and improve both delivery and margins. Our immersive approach promotes collaboration within and is proven to continuously add value.




Install a culture of continuous improvement and increase delivery

We have worked with a number of growing companies in the Natural Resource sector. Clients in this industry often operate in particularly volatile environments and must be able to quickly react to threats and opportunities to ensure their leadership position. Additionally, there is a constant need for safety, maintenance and workflow management practices.

We have worked with our clients in developing a holistic workforce planning model that serves to improve business processes through resource utilization, maintenance scheduling, optimizing systems, building staff skills, and enhancing communications throughout the organization. During projects, our clients were able to resolve underlying maintenance task backlog before implementing  effective and scalable processes that promote future growth.

Our approach ensures that your people are the key drivers of the change

Defined Key Performance Metrics (KPIs) – we will create a framework to identify the Key Metrics including Service Levels, Productivity, Speed and Quality for Key Processes. These measures can be used to determine the current level of performance as well as measure the success of the implementation.


Review of Current Practices and Tools – Propel will conduct a thorough as-is analysis from which we can then design sustainable solutions. This includes mapping key processes, gathering and analyzing financial/operating data, conducting direct observations and mapping out management tools.


Assessed Impact of Non-Value-Added Activities – Propel will perform process observations to uncover the customer value-added and non-value-added activities.  These observations will highlight manufacturing capacity.


Change Management Strategy
– Propel will conduct an initial assessment of the organization to identify the change readiness.  We will then be able to provide a comprehensive plan to address change management needs for the project.

Introduction to Lean Training – Propel often delivers introductory workshop on Process Improvement. The workshop covers improvement concepts as well as outline the change management process.


Return on your investment – A 3:1 ROI on your Initial Investment within the One Year – We provide you results you can grow with. Return on investment is achieved through increased customer value and elimination of waste.


Identification of Quick Wins – We will identify and assist with the implementation of simple process improvements that do not require systems implementation.


Implementation of Management Tools – Propel will work alongside your company’s leadership to implement tools that translate your company’s strategic plan into activities understood by all employees.


Ownership of change – Our approach ensures that your people are the key drivers of the change and that they will continue to maintain ownership over their processes as they collectively optimize operations.


Process Documentation
Rapid Lean Assessment
Microsoft 365 Transformation
Process Improvement
Lean Improvement Training
We build lasting relationships

Case Studies

Pacific Northern Gas Customer Information System SAP S4/HANA Implementation

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Inventory and Warehouse Review for MineSense

Customer Service Review for Pacific Northern Gas

MineSense Process Analysis

Process Analysis of Public Reporting Process

Process Review for Marine Harvest

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