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IT enabled Services

Strategic Network Design: We empower ITeS (IT enabled services) companies the ability to solve strategic routing and network design problems in order to provide services their customers want, at a price they want to pay. We provide these organizations with the ability to balance consumer expectations of high reliability, fast response times, low abandonment rate and global connectivity with network capacity and distribution challenges.

Multi-skill Multi-Media Optimization: We assist ITeS industry to allocate their multi-skill agents for different type of medias like call, chat, emails, outbound etc. We can also analyze what amount of multi-skills are helpful for a organization to optimize between additional flexibility at added cost of additional skill set.

Resource Scheduling and Shift Assignment: Hourly cost of agents can depend on variety of factors like location, shift, part time vs full time, skill set. We also need to ensure system’s robustness to handle exigencies. We do resource scheduling in such a way that total cost is optimized and agent get their preferred shift when possible.

Business problems include:

Network Design, Capacity Planning, Network Configuration, Site and Location Planning, Equipment and Service Configuration, Routing and Facility/Element Location, Multimedia Multi-skill Allocation

Common optimization problems: 

  • Network Design problems
  • Facility Location problems
  • Quadratic Assignment problems
  • Goal Programming problems

Sports Scheduling

Operations Research in sports scheduling can be considered as much art as science in combining a fascinatingly varied amount of data into a schedule that impacts players and audiences from around the world each season. We provides planners with the data they need to evaluate any given possible schedule, identify what they want to change and see the resulting effects until the optimal end result is achieved.

Business problems include:

Creating League Schedules, Lineup Scheduling

Common optimization problems:

  • Set Covering Problems
  • Set Partition Problems

Semiconductor

Operations Research can help semiconductor manufacturers manage real-time scheduling and production needs in order to increase operational efficiency, reduce cycle time and allow for new product introductions. Optimization powers key decisions needed throughout this dynamic process.

Business problems include:

Production Scheduling, Tool Utilization Planning, Processing Hot Lots, Cycle Time Management, Product Yield Planning, Workforce Management, Vendor Selection, Production Planning

Common optimization problems: 

  • Flow Shop Scheduling Problems
  • Job Shop Scheduling Problems
  • Open Shop Scheduling Problems
  • Vehicle Routing Problems

Pulp and Paper

Strategic Optimization: Operations Research enable pulp and paper manufacturers to make better decisions throughout a lengthy and complicated process that spans from planting seeds to harvesting, processing, distribution, consumption and on to post-consumer recycling.

Labor Cost Optimization: In countries with sparse population areas where labor cost significantly differ by city, we can help strategically plan pulp and paper manufacturing decisions.

Maximize Productivity Responsibly: We not only balance productivity and profits but we can account for responsible environmental impact.

Business problems include:

Planting Planning, Harvest Planning, Forestry Operations, Lot-Sizing Decisions, Mill Operations, Production Management, Resource Allocation, Maintenance Scheduling, Inventory Storage, Distribution Management, Mill and Plant Location Planning, Analyzing Consumer Usage, Pricing Strategy, Workforce Scheduling

Common optimization problems: 

  • Cutting Stock Problems
  • Blending/Mixing Problems
  • Network Flow Problems

Metals, Materials and Mining

Natural Resources Utilization: Operations Research help mining organizations make better decisions when running their businesses. These decisions affect the management of manufacturing systems, chemical processes, mechanical systems, and the workforce that supports these operations. Optimization provides decision makers with the ability to balance the utilization of precious natural resources with expectations for responsible use and safety.

Dealing with Unknowns: In an environment where government regulations, resource depletion and many unknown factors are at play, it can help strategically plan in changing environment.

Business problems include:

Mine Operations, Mine Cut Design, Mining Scheduling, Opencast Mining, Construction, Production Planning, Operations Planning, Maintenance Scheduling, Site Location Planning, Deposit Optimization, Reserve Estimation and Reviewing, Block Modeling, Equipment Selection, Dispatching

Common Optimization Problems: 

  • Open Pit Mining Problems
  • Cutting Stock Problems
  • Vehicle Routing Problems

Industrial Automation and Machinery

Production Scheduling: We empower manufacturers to incorporate data into mathematical models that yield insight about scheduling and production processes. The solutions of these models inform strategic planning decisions and help increase efficiency and reduce costs.

Supply Chain Optimization: We help business managers combine improvements in manufacturing processes with the related supply chain and distribution systems. We can help managers answer what if questions on different options before making such decisions.

Business problems include:

Inventory Optimization, Supply Chain Network Design, Production Planning, Detailed Scheduling, Shipment Planning, Maintenance Planning, Robotic Arm Movement Design, Predicting Factory Performance, Machine Allocation, Production Mix

Common Optimization Problems: 

  • Blending and Cutting Stock Problems
  • Flow Shop Scheduling Problems
  • Job Shop Scheduling Problems
  • Open Shop Scheduling Problems

Energy and Utilities

Demand Management: Operations Research allow energy and utility companies to respond to the growing demand for services each year. Optimization enables organizations to delicately balance consumer utilization with responsible management of power generation and distribution.

Data Analytics: Optimization allows companies to turn data into insight by combining economic, social, and environmental considerations into a single mathematical model.

Disaster Management: Optimization can also be used to help companies mitigate risk and uncertainty in an increasingly competitive market. There can be many reasons for blockage of energy or utility transport in certain areas like internal or external war, weather, but Optimization can always help you optimally use resource network.

Business problems include:

Resource Planning, Supply Portfolio Planning, Unit Commitment, Distribution Planning, Reservoir Management, Operations Planning, Production Planning, Smart Grid Operations, Pricing Optimization, Risk Management, Network Planning, Power Market Simulation, Inventory Management, Pricing Optimization, Energy Trading, Power Supply Management, Natural Gas Trading

Common Optimization Problems :

  • Unit Commitment Problems
  • Network Design Problems
  • Network Flow Problems
  • Facility Location Problems
  • Quadratic Assignment Problems

Chemical and Petroleum

We can assist you in addressing specific optimization problems as well as whole Supply Chain Optimization problem in Chemical and Petroleum industry.

Optimization Problem: Mixing of crude oil and crude oil refinement involve non-linear optimization problem.  Workforce scheduling and vendor selection uses other aspects of optimization. Optimization enables decision makers to improve planning, scheduling, and production processes within refineries that impact day-to-day business operations and long-term asset investment strategies.

Supply Chain Optimization: Crude oil production, pipeline design and planning, distribution of products involve network wide optimization. Operations Research support the complex strategic planning, supply chain management and daily operations of chemical and petroleum manufacturers, marketers, and distributors.

Business problems include:

Resource Planning, Asset Investment Strategy, Unit Performance Monitoring, Production Yields, Crude Oil Loading and Unloading, Mixing of Crude Oil, Distribution of Products, Oil Explorations, Crude Oil Procurement, Pipeline Design and Planning, Distribution Optimization, Workforce Scheduling, Vendor Selection

Common Optimization Problems: 

  • Blending and Mixing Problems
  • Vehicle Routing Problems
  • Network Design Problems
  • Markowitz Portfolio Selection Problems
  • Non Linear Programming Problems

Government

Regular Operations: We can help government agencies make decisions that influence day-to-day operations as well as complex policy problems. These decisions directly impact the lives of millions. Optimization is used in nearly every government department, including: education, transportation, infrastructure, healthcare, energy and power, recreation, immigration, taxation and business. We can decrease the waiting time, bring more transparency, efficiently use budget maximizing community service.

Defense/Security: We can help you identify optimal utilization of resources, personnel in case of natural disaster management, security threats. We can identify best way to do transport planning in such cases.

Business problems include:

Spectrum Auctions, Program Cost Analysis, Network Analysis, Traffic Flow Management, Queuing Management, Facility and Office Location Planning, Economic Sector Planning, Disaster Management

Common Optimization Problems: 

  • Combinatorial Auction Problems
  • Network Flow Problems
  • Facility Location Problems
  • Quadratic Assignment Problems

Financial and Insurance Industry

Financial Industry: Operations research provide financial service and banking organizations the ability to make better decisions faster in order to reduce operational costs and minimize risk while providing the innovative products and increasingly higher level of customer service consumers expect. Successful companies rely on optimization to provide indispensable tools and applications that enable enterprise-wide risk management, ensure compliance, improve customer satisfaction and increase sales.

Insurance industry: We help you optimize process flow which can lead to lower claim handling time, reducing chances of lawsuit without increasing your cost. We can help you maintain required resources for different kind of insurance cases and planning contact center.

Business problems include:

Revenue Optimization, Product/Price Recommendations, Revenue/Yield Management, Appointment and Field Service Scheduling, Portfolio Optimization, Balancing Risk and Profit, Credit Score Estimation, Loan Configuration and Lending, Asset-Liability Management, Trade Settlement, Collateral Allocation, Collections, Capital Budgeting, Cash Management, Trading, Fund Cloning, Bond Management, Process Flow Optimization, Contact Center Planning, ATM Replenishment

Common Optimization Problems:

  • Markowitz Portfolio Selection Problems
  • Linear Regression Problems
  • Combinatorial Auction Problems
  • Matching Problems
  • Knapsack Problems
  • Network Flow Problems