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“Where Is My Octane ?” – Recognizing Benefits in Blending Optimization Projects

October 30, 2018

By Anas Dabbakh Having gone through multiple blending optimization / quality giveaway reduction projects, I have been involved in multiple discussions about how such projects’ benefits are realized at a refinery. And this is a very interesting question – where did all the saved octane-barrels go? It is important to understand that quality giveaway (octane,… read more →




The Multiple Pieces of Operating Room Turnaround Time and the Hidden Elements of Waste Between Them

October 18, 2018

By Allison Newman Most hospitals define turnaround time as previous patient ‘wheels out’ to the next patient ‘wheels in’ – where ‘wheels out’ and ‘wheels in’ are the exact times that a patient bed rolls out of or into an operating room (OR). This is a key metric in determining OR efficiency, as long turnarounds… read more →




International Consulting Assignments

October 16, 2018

By Adrian Travis In management consulting, there’s no deeper end of the pool than an international consulting assignment.  At Trindent, we call this a complex business challenge, because of the various cultural nuances, linguistic nuances, not to mention jet-lag and isolation it causes staff while on assignment.  However, for the right person, and the right… read more →




Data Analytics – Why Culture Matters

October 5, 2018

By Peter Keogh, Principal   Most of the technology being implemented today is designed to provide data. Of course, data itself does nothing. In most industries, people do just about everything. As such, data is meaningful only when people effectively apply it. ___________________________________ Data itself does nothing. People do just about everything. As such, data… read more →