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Strategic Marine Engineering Management provides competitive advantage by the integration of workgroups for effective operations, efficient asset management, and optimization by behavior modifications.
This web sites collects and documents past experiences and best practices from the many rotations and projects I have completed. In no way, shape, or form is this website a solicitation for business or offer of services, but rather an effort to write essays that collect past experiences and experimental forum for what is my passion. Nothing in this website can be used or reproduced without written consent from the administrator. Furthermore, all the material herewith is for personal use and of personal nature and do not reflect directly or indirectly the views or opinions of any employer or organization. I hope herewith to share experiences for the common good as I learn new web technologies.
I have been very fortunate to work alongside some of the best organizations, engineers, managers, and executives that have provided me with an array of experiences from where I draw my thinking, behavior, and decision making. I believe that documenting some of the highlights provides a source of resource and reference to anyone that would like to use it.
Furthermore, these essays support the importance of a balance between engineering and financial acumen to reach an optimal and sustainable business organism. Engineering and Finances are often met with conflicting interests. While sound engineering seeks solid designs, redundant systems, and reliable maintenance; finances strive to minimize design cost, reduce system size, and shrink maintenance expenditures. Hence, within an organization, where the primary function is to generate value for its shareholders, engineering and finance are are at opposing ends and it is essential for the effective evolution of business to find the optimal balance between both interest. The choices by leaders need to strike this balance at every juncture. Too much deviation to either side is unsustainable and dangerous for the preservation of the business. It took me several years to realize the importance of both disciplines, interpolation, and the significance of steering in between either side of both interests. Internationally recognized standards and industry regulations are built on foundations of catastrophic past experiences or on structured by financial interest. Past lessons learned from the loss of life and asset help us build industry standards while mutual financial interests have brought companies to the table to develop standards. In other words, engineering and finance are bound to coexists and it is optimization of the coexistence that makes a sustainable business.
Hence, my documented collection of best practices will support the importance of balanced coexistence between engineering and business. The importance of these essays is evident in the sustainability of a competitive advantage. The relevance of these articles is reflected in the accomplishments outlined herewith. For any in depth details or evidence you can contact me directly.