Supply Chain Design for the Chemical and Petroleum Industry
LLamasoft has built several features into Supply Chain Guru which are designed specifically to support the chemical and petroleum industries. For example, exchange agreements with competitors and pipeline operations can be incorporated into supply chain models. In addition, network optimization is often used for production and sourcing analysis to identify the lowest supply chain costs while maintaining overall service goals.
Supply Chain Guru enables analysts to model transportation assets and containers to determine the optimal number of assets (rail cars, ships, containers, etc.) and the proper positioning throughout the network. The product also uses network and inventory optimization combined for raw material recipe analysis, so that the implications of different recipes on production, logistics and inventory costs can be more easily understood.