Design and planning petroleum supply chain

SAAD, Sameh, ELSAGHIER, Elganidi H. and EZAGA, David (2017). Design and planning petroleum supply chain. In: GAO, James, EL SOURI, Mohammed and KEATES, Simeon, (eds.) Advances in Manufacturing Technology. XXXI : Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, Incorporating the 32nd National Conference on Manufacturing Research, September 5–7, 2017, University of Greenwich, UK. Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering (6). Amsterdam, IOS Press, 351-356.

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In recent years, the petroleum industry has grown increasingly complex as a result of tighter competition, stricter environmental regulations and lower profit margins. These factors and others forced petroleum companies for a greater need in strategic planning and optimisation in order to make decisions that satisfy conflicting multi-objective situation, goals of maximising expected profit while simultaneously minimising risk. The main purpose of this paper is the design and development of a simulation model for a petroleum supply chain to be used as a planning and decision making tool while considering factors such as oil flow rate, quality of crude oil, distillation time and separators failure rate. The simulation model is then designed and implemented to measure the performance of the petroleum supply chain proposed. ARENA software is used to build the proposed models and the results of experiments are analysed using SPSS software.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Paper originally presented at the 15th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, ICMR 2017, University of Greenwch, London. 5-7th September 2017. Book series Print ISSN: 2352-751X ; online ISSN: 2352-7528
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Modelling Research Centre > Microsystems and Machine Vision Laboratory
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Page Range: 351-356
Depositing User: Carmel House
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2018 13:06
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 15:32

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