Blending operations are important yet delicate tasks. They involve the mixing of components, tank allocation, blending of stock products, storage, and product delivery. A well-structured schedule will therefore maximize profit by reducing the cost of transition and improving order delivery. Offline blend optimizers can run various LP problems concerning refinery production, configurations of blending, and crude blending. This topic will discuss the typical blending automation project implementation schedule, return on investment (ROI) versus implementation strategy, Q1 – Q2 schedule, Q3 – Q4 schedule, overall schedule, a phased implementation of automation island for blending operations, using offline optimization as a fast tool to implement at low cost to achieve maximum operating efficiency and profitability, etc.