Case Study – Supply Chain Decision Enhancement

Case Study – Supply Chain Decision Enhancement

An Asian refinery required adjustments to their LP to sustain improvements. They were faced with a continuous declining demand market and required margin improvement on a no-capital basis. The objectives were to assess quality and capability of the LP and scheduling tools, implement highest margin impact LP model enhancements, and identify and implement scheduling/blending “quick win” margin opportunities.

Becht engaged with client teams in roundtable discussions on work processes, tools, and performance analysis. They technically evaluated the LP and scheduling/blending tools and created a prioritized list of opportunities based on margin impact. They also completed LP modeling improvements and assisted with improvement implementation.

Becht’s approach led to updated crude assays to ensure consistent cut points and volume balance and updated and improved LP representation conversion units. The client also changed their gasoline blending process for on-target octane.

Becht implemented LP model enhancements that resulted in $0.35/bbl improvement from feedstock selection/product optimization and captured $8MM/yr in octane giveaway reduction “quick win.”

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