Our client is one of the world’s largest metals and mining corporations with a primary focus on extraction of minerals as well as significant operations in refining, particularly for bauxite and iron ore.
Our client sought to automate their planning processes to produce an optimised six-week shipping schedule across their bauxite value chain in Southeast Asia. They wanted the capability to scale and react to changes within the supply chain as/when they occur. Given the operational scope and complexity, effectiveness of planning efforts had previously been limited by manual and time-consuming processes.
Polymathian designed and developed SOLO, an online decision support tool based on exact optimisation techniques, resulting in: