MTN to Present at Haverly, MUG 2014, Savannah, GA, Sept 22-24

Despite having existing business processes to close the GAP between plan, schedule and actual most refiners have a GAP of over $1 per barrel of crude feed processed. These business processes suffer from three critical shortcomings; 1) no real-time measurement of the financial GAP to provide feedback for corrective action; 2) rely on board operators to optimize the refinery; and 3) do not activate the necessary collaborative business processes among the manufacturing team required to make optimizing decisions. Our paper will present the results of an application to an entire refinery that overcomes these impediments and delivers up to $0.50/barrel of crude feed.