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Integrating Batch Processing in a Continuous Processing Culture

The infrastructure supporting manufacturing operations in bulk chemicals has become pretty robust. The plants tend to be well instrumented and monitored. Sure, there are improvements to be made but when you compare the infrastructure prevalent in continuous plants with that of batch plants, you might find a pretty substantial gap.

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Organizational Excellence and Estimating Risk: Driving to Better Estimates

Both EPCs and owner-operators need to look at better estimating business processes and systems. That spreadsheet approaches are a major project risk and bottleneck.

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Goldilocks and Refinery Planning & Scheduling

This blog is this first of the PSC Best Practices Blog Series, it introduces the importance of planning and scheduling and how difficult it can be to come up with the best decision.

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How KPI Hierarchies Solve the Performance Visibility Problem

Effective KPIs and KPI hierarchies are one of 6 Keys to Improving Operational Effectiveness. A properly designed hierarchy of KPIs, aligned throughout the layers of the organization, will ensure that performance of lower level KPIs will produce corresponding improvements in the highest level KPIs.

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Weather the Storm with These Refinery and Olefins Planning Best Practices

This blog is the second blog in the PSC Best Practices Blog Series. Patrick explains how advanced planning technology and best practices can help 'weather the storm' of the volatile energy industry.

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Process Data Management: As Exciting as Doing the Laundry

The process industry’s big data problem is the need to support the interlocked decisions that drive profitability.  Links to short video on data management for Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM).

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The Rise of Agile Cost Management

Think about estimating as a new way for business success for an E&C.

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Rise of Modular Design

Learn about the project CAPEX benefits of modular design. aspenONE Engineering has differentiated functionality for templating modular designs.

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It's Time to Stop Herding Cats - and Spreadsheets

This blog is the third in the PSC Best Practices Blog Series. Ruben explains the challenge of scheduling with spreadsheets and how an advanced scheduling solution provides better collaboration and more time for evaluating different scenarios.

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Faster, Better Decisions Drive Operational Excellence

Quick action shortens the duration of a production problem and yet few companies’ measure and track the response times of their organization.

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