By Ana Paula Barbosa Póvoa, Albert Corominas, João Luís de Miranda

This contributed quantity provides a suite of fabrics on offer chain administration together with industry-based case stories addressing petrochemical, pharmaceutical, production and opposite logistics subject matters. in addition, the booklet covers sustainability concerns, in addition to optimization techniques. the objective viewers contains lecturers, managers, and practitioners within the box of offer chain administration, being the booklet additionally priceless for graduate students

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1 Introduction In the actual worldwide environment, the oil industry faces fierce and growing competition. In this context, oil supply chains should be analysed in order to improve their efficiency, while remaining flexible to successfully handle certain types of contingencies, such as lack of products or fleet. At the downstream secondary distribution level, tankers are commonly used, due to their flexibility to transport the derivative products from distribution centres to service stations (MirHassani 2008).

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