Gurobi supports the complex strategic planning, supply chain management, and daily operations of chemical and petroleum manufacturers, marketers, and distributors. 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.
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In this example, we’ll demonstrate how you can use mathematical optimization to optimize the output of a refinery. You’ll learn how to generate an optimal production plan that maximizes total profit, while taking into account production capacity and other restrictions. More information on this type of model can be found in example # 6 of the fifth edition of Modeling Building in Mathematical Programming by H. P. Williams on pages 258 and 306 – 310. This modeling example is at the intermediate level, where we assume that you know Python and are familiar with the Gurobi Python API. In addition, you should have some knowledge about building mathematical optimization models.Learn More
Companies across numerous industries – including petrochemical refining, wastewater treatment, and mining – use mathematical optimization to solve the pooling problem. In this example, we’ll guide you through the process of building a mixed-integer quadratically-constrained programming (MIQCP) model of a pooling problem using the Gurobi Python API and show you how to generate an optimal solution to the problem with the Gurobi Optimizer. This modeling example is at the advanced level, where we assume that you know Python and the Gurobi Python API and that you have advanced knowledge of building mathematical optimization models. Typically, the objective function and/or constraints of these examples are complex or require advanced features of the Gurobi Python API.Learn More
Mathematical optimization uses the power of math to find the best possible solution to a complex, real-life problem. You input the details of your problem—the goals you want to achieve, the limitations you’re facing, and the variables you control—and the mathematical optimization solver will calculate your optimal set of decisions.
85% of the world’s leading companies use mathematical optimization to make optimal business decisions. For example, Air France uses it to build the most efficient schedule for its entire fleet, in order to save on fuel and operational costs, while reducing delay propagation.
Descriptive and predictive analytics show you what has happened in the past, why it happened, and what’s likely to happen next. But to decide what to do with that information, you need human input—which can introduce bias.
With mathematical optimization, you receive a decision recommendation based on your goals, constraints, and variables alone. You can, of course, involve human input when it comes to whether or not to act on that recommendation. Or you can bypass human input altogether and automate your decision-making.
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