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The Cost of Outdated Processes

An outdated or inefficient process can have a greater impact on an organization than management realizes. Previous articles in this series looked at the challenge of identifying inefficient processes.  This article will discuss the impact on organizations if they don’t make the effort to root inefficiencies out and correct them. Increased Costs One of the… read more →




Truck Rack Process Optimization: A Case Study in Refinery Performance

Performance consulting, by definition, deals with the integrity and effectiveness of processes.  At Trindent Consulting we know that process effectiveness is impossible to achieve without also addressing two important aspects of every organization:  The system, which measures and guides the process, and the behaviour of process participants, which is a direct response to the system…. read more →




Using Observations to Identify Outdated Processes

The previous issue of the Outdated Process series was dedicated to the challenges inherent in identifying outdated and inefficient processes.   One simple but powerful tool to tackle this challenge is the use of process observations – a systematic exercise where consultants observe a process (or some part of a process) as it is being… read more →




Working Capital Optimization: Safety Stock

When it comes to inventory management, companies often underestimate the importance of safety stock and the need to maintain optimal levels.  While it may seem like the path of least resistance from a service level standpoint, holding excessive inventory stock level leads to suboptimal working capital management and, as a result, hurts profitability by curbing… read more →




The Challenge Of Identifying Outdated Processes

In any organization, there is always a natural bias towards performing a task “the way it’s always been done”. This line is notorious in the consulting world and for good reason:  Status quo leads to a lack of awareness of inefficiencies, causing frustration for staff and a loss of profits for the corporation.  It can… read more →




Telling Your Company’s Story With Numbers

When solving problems, management consultants rely on facts; and their most trusted source for facts is numbers.  Numbers hold great power because they cannot be disputed.   In a consulting engagement, numbers are used at every step.  From reviewing a client’s baseline in order to identify business opportunities at the outset, to calculating savings from… read more →




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