How energy affects supply chain planning at a pulp company
2013 (English)In: 22nd International Conference on Production Research (ICPR 22), 2013Conference paper (Refereed)
Integrated planning of the supply chain at a multi-site pulp company has previously been considered, in whichenergy are included with respect to its revenue generating capabilities. When energy intense raw materials notonly give fiber to the pulp process but also generate an energy surplus, there is room for different planningapproaches to maximize the total profit. This paper deeply analyses the model with more analytical scenariosand reveals promising changes that can be done in terms of both refining the current planning, but also byimproving the production system and its corresponding energy system. The scenarios considered involvemarket changes for energy demand and price, and alternative production opportunities. The scenarios arecross-analyzed and compared in order to reveal additional relations that are worthy to consider. The findingstherefore point out the usefulness of the model and its advantages.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
supply chain planning, energy revenues, energy-intensive production systems, MILP model, process industry
Economics and Business Engineering and Technology Energy Systems Business Administration
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-96672OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-96672DiVA: diva2:642553
22nd International Conference on Production Research (ICPR 22), 28 July – 1 August 2013, Iguassu Falls, Brazil