Supply Chain Scheduling & Route Optimization for an Oil & Gas company

Enabled a leading oil company to forecast voyage schedules accurately and minimize logistics costs


About the Client

The client is a leading oil and gas public-sector company based in India. The client also deals with the entire hydrocarbon value-chain that includes pipeline transportation, refining, petroleum product marketing, crude oil exploration and production, petrochemicals, and natural gas. The client, being the largest commercial oil company in the country has foreign subsidiaries as well.

The Business Challenge

The client wanted to predict the schedule for voyages for the next year accurately. The client also wanted to optimally allocate and schedule the limited number of available time-chartered voyage trips to minimize the total incurred cost.

What Aptus Data Labs Did

We devised and built a time-series forecasting analytics tool to allocate the number of TC (time-charted ships) and VC (voyage-chartered ships) in an optimized way.

The Impact Aptus Data Labs Made

The supply chain scheduling and route optimization tool helped the client to schedule the voyages accurately. The client was also able to reduce the logistics costs of the charter assignment.

The Business and Technology Approach

Aptus Data Labs used the following process to build a supply chain scheduling and route optimization tool to resolve the business challenge. Aptus Data Labs:

Tools used

R, RapidMiner and Oracle Database

The Outcome

The supply chain scheduling and route optimization solution helped the client to predict the schedule for voyages for the following year efficiently. The client was able to minimize the total charter cost by planning and strategizing based on the predictive results. The client was also able to fully automate the voyage schedule generation reducing manual workforce and resources.

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