August 2001

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HP Insight: Synchronizing people and tools

"Supply chain management" considers optimizing refinery operations, which includes supply and distribution. The diversity of upgrading and treating units, and the variety of processed products has sig..

Hartmann, J.C.M., Consultant

"Supply chain management" considers optimizing refinery operations, which includes supply and distribution. The diversity of upgrading and treating units, and the variety of processed products has significantly increased the complexity of the present-day refinery. Volatility of crude and product prices, transparent access to spot markets and surplus capacities has made optimization more complex than just maximizing the occupancy of existing assets.1 Linear programing (LP) remains the main tool to plan integrated activities. It enables management to delegate business problems routinely to operational levels, up to a point. The tools. The explosive development of software and hardware allo

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