Process Excellence Round Table (PERT)

Leading companies meet at PERT to share and evolve best practices in the field of operational excellence in the process industries

The Round Table focuses on the key enablers essential to allow member organisations to deliver consistent high quality product with reliable manufacturing and robust supply chains.

  • Developing manufacturing and operational strategies
  • Developing and embedding a continuous improvement culture
  • Leadership, management and organisational best practice
  • Developing people and teams
  • Establishing supporting systems, processes and practices
  • Effective communications

PERT is an informal group of people interested in process improvement, Lean, Six Sigma, Total Productive Maintenance and other topics centering around the need to improve business performance using logical structured techniques and proven methods.. There is a wide range of experience and expertise in the group, and people are willing to share knowledge and to learn from each other.

Upcoming meetings
  • No events

PERT Member Benefits

The Process Excellence Round Table has a wide range of experience and expertise across a broad spectrum of process industries and a very open approach to sharing and learning from others’ experience.

PERT meets quarterly and provides:

  • Excellent networking opportunities for members and their organisations
  • Informal, low risk sharing of best practice
  • External inputs from industry experts
  • The environment in which to establish trustworthy relationships with Industry peers
  • The opportunity to bring “problems” for discussion and benchmark performance


In addition members have:

  • Access to a contact database
  • An ‘SOS’ facility to call all members for assistance if they have an immediate problem
  • The ability to shape the agenda to address areas of specific interest and need
  • Access to past presentations and materials
  • The ability to set up and participate in best practice workshops

PERT meet quarterly and there is usually one site visit included in the annual programme. Chair: Andy Liddle.

Each company can bring two employees per meeting.

PERT Scope

The scope of the Process Excellence Round Table includes the following:

Operations Strategy

KPIs, Metrics and Balanced Scorecard
Auditing and benchmarking
Process Management


Supply Chain Management


Condition monitoring
Planning, workflow and resourcing
Overhauls and shutdowns

Continuous Improvement:

Methodologies and tools – Six Sigma, Lean, TPM, RCM
Team based problem solving
Change Management

Managing Partners and suppliers:

Contractor selection
Contractor Management
Integrated working

People and Teams:

Skills development
Team working
Facilitation and coaching
Training and Knowledge Management

Effective Communications

Quality Control and Assurance

Design for operability and reliability

Construction and commissioning


Current companies represented on the group include: