Projects

Operational Planning and Scheduling of Logistics for Offshore Arctic Drilling Platforms Supported by Simulation

Operational planning of logistics for offshore arctic drilling platforms supported by simulation.
Period: October 2018 – May 2019
Industry sector: Oil and Gas
Client / Partner: Gazprom Neft / BRIGHT Group

Simulation of Cargo Rail Terminal for Irkutsk Oil Company

Simulation of multimodal (rail + truck) cargo terminal servicing a group of petrochemical plants of Irkutsk Oil Company in Ust-Kut, Eastern Siberia. The model was used to estimate throughput of the terminal with various number of rail tracks, locos and cranes. The terminal handles simultaneous inbound and outbound material flows which leads to multiple interactive constraints and makes simulation the only effective tool for «what-if» analysis.
Period: August 2018 – May 2019
Industry sector: Oil and Gas
Client / Partner: Irkutsk Oil Company (INK) / BRIGHT Group

Supply Chain Simulation to Test Theory of Constraints Implementation for Macmillan Publishing

Development of continent-wide books supply chain simulation model for MacMillan Publishing House. The objective of the project was to investigate the extent, consequences and causes of surpluses and shortages of their titles within retailers and their own DCs. The model was also used to quantify the potential impact of moving to a Theory of Constraints (TOC) best practice for managing inventory and determining print quantities.
Period: June 2018 – November 2018
Industry sector: Wholesale and Retail
Client / Partner: MacMillan Publishing / Goldratt Research Labs

Simulation Based Scheduling Tool for Decision Support at Copper Plant

Development of simulation model for:
• estimation of practically reachable production volume of Copper plant,
• estimation of effects of operational improvements.
Period: January 2018 – February 2019
Industry sector: Metallurgy
Client / Partner: Norilsk nickel

Supply Chain Simulation to Test Theory of Constraints Implementation for Cargil

Development of edible oils supply chain simulation model for Cargill. The model embraced sourcing, production, components and finished goods inventory managements as well as distribution of edible oils across North America. The model was used to optimize production batching policies and to test and verify inventory management algorithms. The simulation has interactive visualization of inventory and production dynamics that allowed users to faster analyze the complex interdependencies of the supply chain.
Period: August 2017 – February 2018
Industry sector: Agriculture
Client / Partner: Cargill / Goldratt Research Labs

Development of Client-Specific Functionality for Integrated Mine Planning Tool of Norilsk Nickel

Increasing of simulation adequacy and improvement of the effectiveness of user’s work with the system of mining simulation tool.
Period: May 2017 – December 2018
Industry sector: Mining
Client / Partner: Norilsk nickel

Simulation-Based Tool for Evaluation of Production Plan Feasibility in Aerospace Industry

Development of simulation-base tool for:
• comparison of plant configuration options,
• evaluation of production plan feasibility with existing or prospective production facilities,
• determining key equipment units that need to be modernized first.
Period: April 2017 – March 2018
Industry sector: Manufacturing
Client / Partner: United Rocket and Space Corporation (URSC)

Analysis of Electrical Steel Plant Configurations for Tata Steel Cogent

Development of dynamic simulation model of Cogent Orb Electrical Steels plant. The purpose of the model is to evaluate effect of upgrading critical processing centers. The model is also used to study operational and financial indicators of the plant considering high volatility of processing quality (yield losses, variable non-prime yield, etc.).
Period: February 2017 – February 2018
Industry sector: Metallurgy
Client / Partner: Tata Steel / Goldratt Research Labs

Using Simulation to Improve Profitability and Supply Reliability of Tata Steel UK Integrated Supply Chain

Development of dynamic supply chain simulation model for Tata Steel UK (2 plants, 28 production centers including 3 casters, 49 external warehouses). The model embraces production scheduling, WIP and finished products inventory management as well as transportation by rail and sea. The model is used to identify system bottlenecks for different demand profiles. Another purpose of the model is to develop, test and evaluate algorithms of prioritizing production and customer orders.
Period: February 2017 – February 2018
Industry sector: Metallurgy
Client / Partner: Tata Steel / Goldratt Research Labs

Scheduling Tool for Agricultural Operations of Bashkir-Agroinvest

Development of agricultural operations simulation-based planning model for Bashkir-Agroinvest LLC. The model uses multiple heuristics to generate schedule of operations considering multiple constraints such as limited time windows, dependencies between operations, limited number of equipment units, etc. The model also estimates the number of external resources to be rented to meet the operations deadlines.
Period: August 2016 – May 2017
Industry sector: Agriculture
Client / Partenr: Bashkir-Agroinvest / Ernst & Young

Estimation of Heavy Trucks Fleet Size for Alrosa

Simulating the transportation of diamond ore from open-pit mine to AC Alrosa’s processing plant. The model considers many factors such as road pavement quality, slopes and location of trucks stop and overtaking points, etc. The model was used to determine the number of trucks required depending on model of truck, speed and average availability factor of a truck.
Period: August 2016 – September 2016
Industry sector: Mining
Client / Partner: Alrosa / Ernst & Young

Using Simulation for Inbound Transportation Planning for Amur Gas Processing Plant

Development and visualization on the geographical map of simulation model which captures a material delivery logistic scheme for the construction works on one of the world’s largest natural gas processing plant.
Period: June 2016 – July 2016
Industry sector: Oil and Gas
Client/ Partner: Gazprom Neft / BRIGHT Group

Integrated Inventory Optimization Tool for Uralkali

Development of simulation model for productive reserves planning material consumption on warehouses. Client – Uralkali, one of the world’s largest potash producers.
Period: December 2015 – December 2016
Industry sector: Mining
Client / Partner: Uralkali

Mining Simulation Tool to Support Planning and Operational Improvements in 6 Mines of Norilsk Nickel

Development and implementation of simulation-based integrated decision support tool for underground nickel ore mining operations for Norilsk Nickel, the world’s largest nickel producer. The simulation was integrated into Client’s IT landscape and is used for yearly planning.
Period: October 2015 – August 2016
Industry sector: Mining
Client / Partner: Norilsk nickel / HETNET Consulting

Inventory Management Simulation Based on Theory of Constraints for Microsoft

Development of simulation model to support changing of stock and time buffer management policies throughout the global supply chain of electronic devices. The model captured the supply chain from tier 2 suppliers of components to shelves of retail stores in more than 30 countries.
Period: September 2015 – February 2016
Industry sector: Electronics
Client / Partner: Microsoft / Goldratt Research Labs

Logistics Network Planning for Gazpromneft

Development of simulation-based tool for analysis of supply network development options for a remote oil oilfield. The model considered 4 modes of transportation supply materials for all periods of oilfield lifecycle.
Period: August 2015 – January 2016
Industry sector: Oil and Gas
Client / Partner: Gazpromneft / BRIGHT Group

Internal Transportations Optimization Supported by Simulation Model for Evraz

Creating a simulation model to assess the initiatives of internal logistics optimization. Using the simulation to compare the internal logistic network design options for EVRAZ, one of top-3 metallurgical holdings in Russia.
Period: May 2015 – October 2015
Industry sector: Mining
Client / Partner: EVRAZ / BearingPoint

Road Traffic Library for AnyLogic

Development of Road Traffic Library – the library for modeling of road traffic for software AnyLogic.
Period: February 2015 – February 2016
Industry sector: IT
Client / Partner: The AnyLogic Company

Simulation of Multi-Echelon Logistics Network for Gazpromneft-Angara

Quantitative estimation and comparison of supply network design options for oil extraction facilities in Siberia developed by Gazpromneft. Using the simulation to select the best strategy of logistic network deployment.
Period: January 2015 – October 2015
Industry sector: Oil and Gas
Client / Partner: Gazpromneft-Angara / BRIGHT Group

Potash Outbound Logistics Planning for BHP Billiton

Development of dynamic simulation for strategic planning of potash mine outbound logistics. Client – BHP Billiton – the world’s largest mineral resources company.
Period: October 2014 – April 2015
Industry sector: Mining
Client / Partner: BHP Billiton / Goldratt Research Labs

Simulation-Based Integrated Decision Support Tool for Underground Mining Operations

Development and implementation of simulation-based integrated decision support tool for underground potash mining operations of Uralkali, one of the world’s largest potash producers.
Period: May 2014 – November 2014
Industry sector: Mining
Client / Partner: Uralkali

Offshore Oil Platforms Supply Planning for Gazpromneft-Sakhalin

Development of simulation model to support decisions in strategic planning of logistics for offshore arctic drilling platforms. Client – Gazpromneft, the second largest Russian oil and gas company.
Period: December 2013 – May 2014
Industry sector: Oil and Gas
Client / Partner: Gazpromneft – Sakhalin / BRIGHT Group

Components Safety Stock Calculation Supported by Monte-Carlo Simulation for Kamaz

Calculation of replenishment planning attributes for automobile assembly parts at assembly line. Assessment of impact of planning inaccuracy to the required safety stock of assembly parts. Client – OJSC KAMAZ, the biggest Russian trucks manufacturer.
Period: November 2013 – May 2014
Industry sector: Manufacturing
Client / Partner: KAMAZ / BearingPoint

Internal Logistic Infrastructure Planning for Phosagro Apatit

We developed a simulation to support quantitative evaluation of internal logistic network development scenarios. The main challenges captured by the simulation were efficiency of trucks routing policies and sharing personnel between different locations. Client – Phosagro holding company, one of Russia’s leading mineral resources company.
Period: July 2013 – November 2013
Industry sector: Mining
Client / Partner: Kirovsk branch of Apatit (Phosagro holding company) / LFA Rus

Simulation of Underground Potash Mining Operations for Uralkali

Development of low-level simulation model of underground potash mining operations. The model was used to determine bottlenecks of existing processes and also to prove suggested improvements in underground mining operations for Uralkali, one of the world’s largest potash producer.
Period: May 2013 – September 2013
Industry sector: Mining
Client / Partner: Uralkali / Ernst & Young

Logistics Network Planning for Diageo

Assessment of logistic network configurations for the expanded network of customers. We were also asked to show and prove the ways to decrease logistic costs by improving of inventory management. The model was used to evaluate the systemic effect of increasing forecast accuracy. Our client – Diageo – one of top-3 alcoholic distributors in Russia.
Period: January 2013 – July 2013
Industry sector: Wholesale and Retail
Client / Partner: Diageo / LFA Rus

Scenario Analysis of Automated Sorting Centers Network Development Options for Russian Post

Scenario analysis of automated sorting centers (ASCs) network development options for Russian Post. The network consisted of 45 000 delivery points, up to 15 ASCc. 50 scenarios of ASCs network development were evaluated with simulation model.
Period: October 2011 – February 2012
Industry sector: Logistic and Transportation
Client / Partner: Russian Pos / Ernst & Young