Improving the tactical demand planning of imported petrochemical commodities under semi-autonomous supply conditions, by Pauline Vrancken (with SABIC Europe)
June 7, 2013
The research project investigates the problems experienced in the tactical demand planning of imported products at a petrochemical company with semi-autonomous supply conditions. The results show how to control the uncertainties that occur within the tactical demand planning. On the one hand by measuring all inputs with the help of a performance measurement system, on the other hand by developing a statistical forecast as part of the basis of the Sales & Operations Planning. This research provides a case study of to execute with Sales & Operations Planning in the petrochemical industry.