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Prof. Adrian Olaru
University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
I'm happy to take on the position of editor in chief of IJMO. It's a journal that shows promise of becoming a recognized journal in the area of modelling and optimization. I'll work together with the editors to help it progress.
IJMO 2014Vol.4(1): 81-87 ISSN: 2010-3697
DOI: 10.7763/IJMO.2014.V4.351

Constraint Programming Based Production Planning in a Petrochemical Industry

Rajasekhar Kadambur and Prakash Kotecha

Abstract—In this article, we provide a constraint programming based optimization model to determine the optimal production planning to maximize profit in a petrochemical industry. The proposed model despite its simplicity overcomes the limitations of the mixed integer linear programming model available in literature. The benefits of the proposed model are demonstrated on various instances of two case studies and it is shown that the proposed formulation enables an increase in the profit in the range of 0.58 to 3.68%.

Index Terms—Combinatorial optimization, constraint programming, petrochemical industry, production planning.

The authors are with the Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, – 781 039, Assam, India (e-mail: r.kadambur@iitg.ernet.in, pkotecha@iitg.ernet.in).


Cite: Rajasekhar Kadambur and Prakash Kotecha, "Constraint Programming Based Production Planning in a Petrochemical Industry," International Journal of Modeling and Optimization vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 81-87, 2014.

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