Categories Archives: Process Industry

Categories Archives: Process Industry

Coordinated Advanced Maintenance and Logistics planning for the Process Industries

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For many complex capital goods, the costs of maintenance and (service) logistics represent a large fraction of the Total Cost of Ownership. Indeed, these costs are often much larger than the procurement cost. Therefore, it is essential to develop maintenance/logistics strategies that minimize cost whilst maximizing the availability and safety of assets. Many process industry […]

4C4Chem

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In this project, we will address this problem in 3 new and innovative ways along the supply chain planning process, namely in the improved forecasting and planning of transportation needs in the medium term and in better short term coordination between site logistics and off-site logistics (PLAN), in the sharing of inventory and railcar resources […]

4C4More

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The R&D project 4C4more addresses one of the three main themes of the Innovation Program Logistics and Supply Chains: Cross Chain Control Centers, in short 4C. The key idea behind 4C is to create economies of scale and scope through inter- and intra-supply-chain collaboration. Economies of scale refer to more efficient use of scarce physical […]

Integral Multi Echelon planning vs. Integral Single Echelon Planning to cope with uncertainties, by Guillaume David (with MSD)

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This master thesis compares the performances of two major planning concepts: the single echelon concept (currently used) and the multi echelon concept; taking into account uncertainties within MSD Animal Health. The research goals are to find out which planning concept is the best for MSDAH in order to get control of its supply chain, and what the […]

Evaluating postponement of differentiating tasks in the batch process industry, by Lotte van den Eijnde (with DSM NeoResins+)

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In academic literature it is often suggested that the concept of postponement is beneficial in the batch process industry, but the implications of this concept in this specific industry are unknown. By observing the alkyd supply chain at DSM NeoResins+ (DNR+) as an example, insight are given about the effectiveness of postponement in the batch process industry. […]