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Refinery Maintenance: Defect Elimination

There is a famous quote, “insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.”  By this definition, it is senseless for a refinery to all allow major equipment to fail the same way multiple times.  These types of failures can lead to expensive production stoppages and result in unplanned overtime,… read more →




The Right Approach to Loss Control Can Help Your Bottom Line

For a long time, the realities of the Oil & Gas industry could be summed up in one word – unpredictability.  Recent events in the oil market have once again proven how volatile the industry is.   In this environment, every stream of financial benefit into the bottom line gives oil & gas companies an… read more →




The Tenets of Process (Re-)Design

Trindent’s approach to profit improvement is based on solving complex problems, where we drive improvements in three key areas: Process, which refers to the way things are done; Systems, the tools used to manage a business; and Behaviors, the actions taken based on information provided by the System. This article will focus on processes, which… read more →




Dissecting Trindent’s Values for New Applicants – Character Before Skill

Think of your next job as an investment.  When you invest in something, you first want to make sure the asset meets whatever criteria you define as a “good fit” – whether it’s the level of risk, or the rate of return, or some other factor.   Throughout your career, the same methodology should apply when… read more →




FOCUS PDCA – A Lean Tool For The Healthcare Industry

With a core objective of maximizing customer value while minimizing waste, Lean management principles are widely used in most industries, and healthcare is no exception. FOCUS PDCA is a Lean tool developed by the Hospital Corporation of America to specifically address the complex challenges the healthcare industry faces from increasing quality demands and continued pricing pressures.  The… read more →




Time Is On Our Side

“Time is on our side…” proclaimed Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones.  Depending on how easily you recognized that song, you may or may not agree and there may or may not be much you can do about it.  However, if you are running back-office operations more than likely time is not on your side…. read more →




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