dinsdag 3 januari 2017

The added value of Systems Thinking in Terminal Operations and Management

TTT has worked with www.creazene,org to research the value of Systems Science, a.k.a, 'Systems Thinking and applies it to all its courses and workshops.

When you see a Tank  StorageTerminal, FPSO or Refinery as a dynamic, living system, you can steer operations and management more easily. Using information feedback you can streamline such a business model to remain within so-called Natural Boundaries of Functionality. This means you can operate your business in such a manner that it does not harm life, the environment nor any stakeholders,

The Dirty Diesel report that was published in 2016, showed us that some TankTerminal businesses, Shipping Companies,Trading Houses and others related to this supply chain, tried to operate beyond these Natural Boundaries and therefore damaged the environment and reputation. The reason for this was that information that interfered with pre-set goals was willfully ignored. Systems Science in that case talks about non-linear effects which cannot be controlled.(The Butterfly Effect).

This is unnecessary, because when you allow all information (feedback) to run your businesses, you will always be in time to avoid it spinning out of balance, thus before your operation will become vulnerable. Systems Thinking applies to it all; HSE, CSR, Efficiency, Risk Management, Logistics, Distribution, Measurement, etc. because you can identify risks much earlier and do not have to create ever more regulations. Systems Thinking is a self-regulatory steering (re; management) system which is based on Cybernetics. Research proves that sustainability of life, and also of your Storage Facilities can only be achieved by Systems Science, because it looks, not just at the parts, but at the whole.

We'll be happy to teach you all to become Systems Thinkers!

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