Reference : Operations Research in BASF's Supply Chain Operations
Scientific journals : Article
Business & economic sciences : Production, distribution & supply chain management
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/30925
Operations Research in BASF's Supply Chain Operations
English
Blackburn, Robert []
Kallrath, Josef []
Klosterhalfen, Steffen mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) > Center for Research in Economic Analysis (CREA) > ; University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) > Center for Research in Economic Analysis (CREA) > Luxembourg Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LCL)]
2015
International Transactions in Operational Research
Blackwell Publishing
22
385-405
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
International
0969-6016
[en] Supply chain management ; OR ; Mathematical programming ; Modeling ; Tailor-made solutions
[en] In this paper, we highlight the application of operations research (OR) at BASF in the area of supply chain management (SCM) by using selected examples with annual cost savings ranging between several hundred thousand and several million euros. We address special characteristics of the process industry that should be dealt with and identify future research needs. The examples cover strategic, tactical, and operational topics encountered at BASF. We share our lessons learned, based on our experience from past OR projects in SCM, about challenges as well as benefits of standard and tailor-made OR solutions. In general, we find that the special characteristics often call for a modification or enhancement of standard OR models. Providing appropriate solutions therefore requires a joint effort of SCM, IT, and OR experts.
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/30925
10.1111/itor.12118

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