Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Fall 2016


Timothy Anderson

Course Title

Operations Research

Course Number

ETM 540/640


Operations research -- Case studies, Biomass energy industries, Business logistics - Mathematical models


Optimizing the best possible routes for transporting materials, while following various capacity, demand and scheduling constraints is a fairly common problem in the manufacturing industry. For our project, we worked with SeQuential Biofuels, a company that needs to optimize transport of their raw material from their depots in California to their plant in Oregon. We used a combination of a transportation and scheduling models to create a model, that not only takes into account the dynamic nature of their constraints, but provides a holistic solution.


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