Global chemical compounds company with multiple factories with multiple production lines.
Medium term decisions on allocation of products to product lines.
Strong influence of batch size and product sequence on output of production lines.
Need to plan allocation of products to production lines at least one year up front.
Uncertain demand and strong influence of market fluctuations.
Complex global supply chain cost and turnover picture including tax regimes.
- Build a mathematical optimisation model of the global supply chain.
- Embed the model in a user-friendly software system to support decision making.
- Involve future users and management to guarantee quality and acceptance of decision support system.
- Transfer system to the organisation and remain available for support.