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Papers on Petroleum Supply Chain by PhD Student Published

Posted: Dec 3, 2015

Two papers on modeling the petroleum supply chain written by NDSU transportation and logistics doctoral student Yasaman Kazemi were recently published in transportation journals.

Kazemi's first paper, "An Optimization Model for Downstream Petroleum Supply Chain Incorporating Geographic Information System (GIS)", was selected for publication in the International Journal of Integrated Supply Management. The paper examines the complex and advanced supply chains within the petroleum industry. In addition, the paper proposes a deterministic mixed integer linear programming (MILP) model to determine the optimal location of distribution centers, capacities and allocation of the products in the downstream petroleum supply chain (PSC) by considering demand, capacity and flow balance constraints. Co-author is Dr. Joseph Szmerekovsky, NDSU.

The International Journal of Integrated Supply Management publishes empirical and theoretical manuscripts from academics in all disciplines and professionals regarding a wide range of supply management issues.

Kazemi's second paper, "Modeling the Downstream Petroleum Supply Chain: the Importance of Multi-mode Transportation to Strategic Planning" was published in Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review. This paper proposes a deterministic mixed integer linear programming (MILP) model for downstream petroleum supply chain (PSC) network to determine the optimal distribution center (DC) locations, capacities, transportation modes, and transfer volumes. Co-author is Dr. Joseph Szmerekovsky, NDSU. View the article at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1366554515001696.

The Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review publishes informative articles drawn from across the spectrum of logistics and transportation research.

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