The refinery business involves tasks spanning across several departments and requiring close coordination and collaboration among them. Present-day business decision support systems are tuned to individual departments and their work processes and are incapable of exploiting the intricate interdependencies among them. There is a need for a decision support… (More)
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Long term capacity planning involves locating and allocating the production capacities and inventory capacities, and short term capacity planning involves the production allocation and distribution of materials. Most existing literature deals with them individually and also consider only investments in capacities and do not consider disinvestment. Combining… (More)
Asset management involves the allocation of resources and capital in a supply chain such that the shareholder value is maximized. Supply chain redesign deals with investments, disinvestments and relocation of production facilities and distribution centers. Existing research has been focused on investments only. In this work, we present a novel mixed integer… (More)
Unpublished AIChE shall not be responsible for statements or opinions contained in papers or printed in its publications ABSTRACT The refinery business involves tasks spanning across several departments and using large amounts of data. These processes include crude procurement, logistics scheduling, storage (tank) scheduling and crude scheduling. Integrated… (More)