Toptech’s TMS6 terminal management system is known for its ability to meet and exceed the needs of fuel terminals with any configuration, whether small or large. Toptech is proud of this fact. However, sometimes small terminals with simple processes are left with a product that exceeds their needs too much, often leading to unnecessary cost and confusion. These terminals do not use many of the standard features (such as Staged Orders or Product Quality Monitoring (PQM)) and never have the need for customization.
Customers know that Toptech is focused on continuous improvement efforts for their solutions and internal processes. However, many don’t realize how embedded continuous improvement is within the company DNA. One example of this is the Leadership Caucus, a monthly gathering of Toptech managers to hone their craft as leaders.
Toptech Systems recently announced the release of new MultiLoad II firmware, v4.33.01. This new firmware comes with two industry-wide enhancements, four enhancements for the crude market, and several fixes for overall improved quality. One of these enhancements will make life easier for every terminal that uses (or wants to use) line flush technology. Another enhancement greatly improves workflow for skid management.
2018 marked the 30th anniversary of Toptech Systems! In 1988, Douglas A. Dunlap and James E. Barnhill (Doug and Jay), started Toptech Systems with the first version of what has become TMS6. Under their leadership, Toptech went on to become the industry leader in terminal management solutions (TMS6 and TDS) and presets (MultiLoad II).
An article was recently released in OilPro called Big Data and the Oilfield: Missing the Point by Steve Matthews. The premise was that so many companies are focused on collecting as much data as possible, that not enough focus is put on making the data actionable. We couldn’t agree more! Nearly every product at the terminal provides some form of raw data. Companies either collect the data and do nothing with it or spend hours trying to work it into a format that shows a clear picture.