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ALDE Operations Optimization System

Optimization
 heuristics

Tenaris provides advanced product technology and integrated supply chain management services on a global scale to its customers, which include the world’s leading oil and gas companies and industrial and engineering multinationals.

Tenaris’s industrial plants are located in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Romania, Saudi Arabia and the United States. It has a seamless pipe production capacity of 4.3 million tons per year and seamless pipe production capacity of 2.9 million tons per year, and employs 23,500 people worldwide.

Tenaris is a world leader in premium connections, and is at the forefront of the development of tubular technologies that are necessary not only for operating in the world’s most complex oil and gas fields, but also for high-performance structural and mechanical applications.

Tenaris provides advanced product technology and integrated supply chain management services on a global scale to its customers, which include the world’s leading oil and gas companies and industrial and engineering multinationals.

Tenaris’s industrial plants are located in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Romania, Saudi Arabia and the United States. It has a seamless pipe production capacity of 4.3 million tons per year and seamless pipe production capacity of 2.9 million tons per year, and employs 23,500 people worldwide.

Tenaris is a world leader in premium connections, and is at the forefront of the development of tubular technologies that are necessary not only for operating in the world’s most complex oil and gas fields, but also for high-performance structural and mechanical applications.

Challenges

ALDE
ALDE

TENARIS SIDERCA has a yard, ALDE, where it stores finished product (or even work in progress) to be dispatched by different means of shipment. ALDE’s management is crucial when it comes to meeting the stipulated shipping deadlines, as well as to optimize the movement equipment requirement and storage positions.

Key  opportunities

Methodology

Agent Based Simulation
Agent Based Simulation
  • Simulator to validate optimization logics.
  • Simulator for short term operative analysis.
  • Simulator for long term strategic study.
Optimization heuristics
Optimization heuristics
  • Algorithms for auto-generation of uncovering, ordering and anticipation tasks. 
  • Algorithms for shipping material selection.
  • Algorithms for storage position selection.
  • Algorithms for resource optimization.
  • Algorithms for task prioritization and scheduling
Results

Some direct benefits of integrating optimization algorithms into the ALDE operation are detailed below.