By implementing and using a supply chain simulation solution from Integrate Aalborg Portland A/S has gained new and improved opportunities for optimization of their ship operations between silos in Europe. Amongst other the supply simulation solution has provided Aalborg Portland with:
- A tool for analysing and evaluating the utilization rate of their fleet
- Quantification and qualification of various scenarios regarding ship and silo operations
- Opportunities for assessment of consequences when changing their supply chain
Aalborg Portland is Denmark’s only cement manufacturer. The factory in Aalborg excellences by having easy access to raw materials as clay and chalk, and by having an ideal geographic location for ship transport. Aalborg Portland is a market leader in Denmark and has an expanding export market; Aalborg Portland is the world largest exporter of white cement. Aalborg Portland delivers cement for 70 markets and has built a net of silos in the Northern part of Europe which is approached in bulks from Aalborg.
Logistic manager in Aalborg Portland explains that the simulation solution “is a strong tool for comparison and test of consequences in their ship and silo logistics. It is fast to get an overview over, what changes in e.g. ship capacity implies for the overall ship operations”.