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Understanding the 5th Principle of Lean Methodology By Christopher Lee The term perfection is defined as “the state of being complete and correct in every way”. In this literal definition, the concept of perfection can be erroneously perceived as an unobtainable objective, causing it to be rejected.  However, the Pursuit of Perfection, the 5th principle in lean methodology is not meant to be a… read more →

Cost Management & Optimization for Midstream Companies: Supply Chain Management

By James Greey In a previous article, we discussed ways for Midstream Companies to increase margins by focusing on reducing operating expenses related to inefficient maintenance programs. This article discusses another key contributor to margin erosion, ineffective Supply Chain Management.  For midstream oil and gas companies, Supply Chain Management can be broken down into two… read more →

Trindent Client Interview: Transforming Fuels Blending Practices

A leading North American refining corporation engaged Trindent to optimize gasoline blending practices at one of their largest and most complex refineries. The engagement delivered improvements in blending value chain, behavioural adjustments at all levels of client personnel, and over $40,000,000 in annualized savings. We spoke to a senior workstream supervisor and one of our… read more →

Driving Behaviour Change in Performance Improvement

Behaviour is an integral part of performance – the two terms are often used interchangeably – so it’s no surprise that behaviour is a critical component of performance management and that behaviour change is the most challenging part of performance improvement implementation.   Because behaviour change is one of the pillars of sustainability and no… read more →

Cost Management and Optimization for Midstream Companies: Maintenance Costs

By James Greey Midstream companies are a key link in the oil and gas sector and provide the transportation network that brings hydrocarbons from producers to refiners and ultimately to consumers.  Despite having this important role, midstream companies are not without challenges and they often suffer from inefficiencies that impact the bottom line.   Most… read more →

The Psychology of Schedule Checks

A key area of opportunity that Trindent focuses its approach on is behavior. When our engagements have a mandate to drive team productivity, our implementation plan always includes an Active Management training module.    However, having your managers attend a training session doesn’t guarantee success.  A manager has to be able to make the leap… read more →

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