March 2006

Systems Management

Integrated planning solution bolsters supply chain management

The approach uses synergies that exist between various refinery functions to maximize corporate profit

Basu, U. K., Indian Oil Corp. Ltd.; Dubey, S., Gaikwad, A., Honeywell Automation India Ltd.

Supply chain management has been a "buzzword" for some time. A number of papers have described single-site planning and supply chain implementations. A few attempts have been made to integrate the supply chain planning activities across a multisite refining and petrochemical company with some success. This article describes an integrated planning solution delivered at the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL). Integrated planning is a critical system that sits at the top of IOCL's entire supply chain solution. The set of models, software and interfaces that constitute the supply chain solution, in turn, plays a significant role in IOCL's IT strategy to meet its business objectives. Compa

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