September 2004


Ramp up LP models with audits and transparent reporting methods

Use management surveys to close the gap between LP theory and practical business decisions

J. C. M. HARTMANN, Consultant, De Koog, The Netherlands       Comments? Write: Supply, manufacturing/ blending and marketing/ trading options are described by sophisticated linear programming (LP) models supported by huge databases. These models continuously run to develop short-, medium- and long-term plans achieving maximum profits over the supply chain in a specified time period. LP runs provide optimum supply/ processing activities, product quantities/ qualities that leave the refinery fence and amou

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