Air Liquide's Blog on Innovation
September 19, 2019 - Operational Excellence
Welding conjures a certain allure of intense temperatures and white-hot flying sparks mixed with a rugged charm. It is a process that requires a very skillful balance of strength and strict precision. Before the welder even fires his flame, having the right gas mixture is already half the battle won.
January 8, 2019 - Operational Excellence
Safety is the backbone of Air Liquide’s business culture which is embedded in a network of shared beliefs, practices, and attitudes that has been painstakingly manifested within the organization. With innovation imbued into Air Liquide’s operational systems, safety too, needs to be updated in order to keep up with Industry 4.0. Hence, application of the Air Liquide safety strategy also needs to evolve as new technologies are adopted.
October 23, 2018 - Operational Excellence
In 2017 alone, Air Liquide made 64,000 bulk delivery trips. It works out to an average of 170 trips a day, an increase of 15000% from a mere 10 years ago when the average was 11 deliveries a day!
October 22, 2018 - Operational Excellence
For those of us who have spent a long time in Packaged Gas, we often hear affective pronouncements: “Our cylinder balances aren’t accurate and can’t be trusted! The customer is upset because their cylinder balance is inaccurate! We don’t know how many cylinders we have on site so how would we know how much to sell! ” Drama ensues. But this is also where we yell cut.
September 17, 2018 - Operational Excellence
I decided to skip the queue and do my grocery shopping online. I liked that I could get what I wanted with the click of a few buttons - it was painless and promptness was promised. I tried to be patient but became unduly anxious instead as the time drew closer to the delivery at noon.