How to Use the Data Seminar Understanding the Solomon Study Results Solomon’s Fuels Study contains a wealth of information. The key is learning how to unlock the value of your data to improve performance. Pacesetters have learned long ago to leverage their investment by conducting their own in-depth analysis. Now it is your turn to better understand industry performance…and your own. Frankfurt Cape Town South America San Francisco New Orleans Houston Singapore 4–5 November 2009 18–19 November 2009 November 2009 3–4 December 2009 7–8 December 2009 10–11 December 2009 14–15 December 2009 Other Programs How to Use the Data Seminar Training This seminar provides the training necessary to leverage your Fuels Study data to the fullest extent possible. Participants receive a guided tour of the 11 electronic data files delivered as part of their Fuels Study output. Practical, hands-on examples are used to illustrate the analysis techniques used by Pacesetters and demonstrate how to find specific data. • • • • • Problem Solving Risk Analysis Root-Cause Analysis Maintenance Planning Fundamentals of the Petroleum Downstream Industry • Refinery Economics Consulting Services • • • • • • • • Performance Improvement (NCM³®) Best Practice Audit Planning & Optimization Consulting Advanced Process Control Consulting Process Consulting Energy Consulting RAM Consulting Transaction Support Services What Participants Will Learn • • • • • • • • Day One Day Two • • • • For more information, please contact: • • Lisbeth Sigaran Email: [email protected] Phone: 972-739-1826 Fax: 972-404-1804 Registration Fee _____US $2,000 Content of the 11 data files Solomon confidentiality limits Statistical significance of the Solomon data Definition of key Solomon metrics (EDC, EII®, VEI™, CEI™, MEI™, etc. ) Importance of Peer Groups Changes in the study from previous years How to use the data to drive performance improvement Basic analysis techniques • • • • All fees net of local taxes. Confidentiality Limits Definition of Key Solomon Metrics Power of a Large Data Set Peer Group Concept Top 10 Refinery Manager Excuses for Not Using the Data Guided Tour of the 11 Data Files Study changes OPEX and Gross Margin Analysis How Benchmarking Fits into an Overall Performance Improvement Process • • • • • Data Analysis Benchmarks Types of Analysis Efficiency/Effectiveness Concept Hands-On Exercises Case Studies − Gross Margin − Personnel − Energy − Reliability & Maintenance Open Forum Q&A Solomon reserves the right to cancel these seminars and return all registration fees. Mail checks to: HSB Solomon Associates LLC Attn: Lisbeth Sigaran Galleria Tower II, Suite 1500 13455 Noel Rd Dallas, TX 75240 – USA For wire payments, contact Lisbeth Sigaran at [email protected] for further instructions. No Cash Payments Accepted. Questions Answered • • • • • How do I make better use of my investment in the Fuels Study? How do I know the data is accurate? Which metrics are more important? What can you do with the data? How is the data organized? • • • How can I explain the Solomon gaps? How do I use the data to drive better performance? As Refinery Manager, is there a simple file I can use, or do I have to understand all the details? Registration Form: Worldwide Appeal – 2007/2008 Seminars How to Use the Data Seminar Frankfurt 4–5 Nov 2009 Public Seminars Private Seminars • • Cape Town 18–19 Nov 2009 • Nov 2009 • South America San Francisco 3–4 Dec 2009 New Orleans 7–8 Nov 2009 Houston 10–11 Dec 2009 Singapore 14–15 Dec 2009 • • Bahrain Brussels Houston Seoul Singapore • • • • • Australia Poland Romania Russia Saudi Arabia Singapore • • • • • • South Africa South Korea Spain Thailand United States Five Other Countries Who Should Attend? Attendee Information* The course is intended for anyone who needs to understand the competitive position of their refinery—not just the Refinery Manager or Solomon Data Coordinator. Process engineers, strategic planners, human resource managers, reliability specialists, maintenance managers, and performance optimization departments can all benefit from a better understanding of the Fuels Study data. Name: Title: Company: Address: City: Postal Code: State: Country: Phone: Fax: Email: * Attendees will need to furnish their own laptop computers. We believe the seminar would be most attractive to new study participant personnel—especially those tasked with completing the data input forms, reviewing the results files, or using the data to drive improvement. To receive the full benefit of the seminar, attendees are asked to bring a laptop computer equipped with Microsoft® Excel and a USB port for reading a data stick. While the laptop is not required, it will help enhance your participation in the seminar. We recommend a minimum of one laptop for every three attendees. Invoicing Information* Private On-Site Seminar Option Name: Address: City: Postal Code: State: Country: Phone: Fax: Email: * Invoices will be issued at the completion of the seminar. Signature: In addition to the seminars listed, Solomon offers an option to hold a private How to Use the Data seminar at your site. A major benefit of a private seminar is that all case studies are presented using your data files, enhancing the hands-on experience. In addition, time will be set aside to analyze your specific performance gaps. Experience a seminar that focuses on your issues, your gaps, at your site. On-site seminars are offered for US $12,000 plus US $250 per person, plus travel expenses. Class size is limited to 25 attendees.
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