I. A. Karimi

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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)
Scheduling of crude oil operations is an important and complex routine task in a refinery. It involves crude oil unloading, tank allocation, storage and blending of crudes, and CDU charging. Optimal crude oil scheduling can increase profits by exploiting cheaper but poor quality crudes, minimizing crude changeovers, avoiding ship demurrage, and managing(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)
Increase in the use of computers and hi-tech gadgetry have boosted the semiconductor manufacturing industry tremendously over the past decade. At the same time, exponential rates of growth and innovation combined with cutthroat competition are putting tremendous pressure on the industry to improve manufacturing practices and reduce costs. With considerable(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Unpublished AIChE shall not be responsible for statements or opinions contained in papers or printed in its publications ABSTRACT The refinery business involves tasks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)
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