Operational Research

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Increase of production capacity

August 7th, 2015|Categories: Business Process Improvement, Call Center, Case Study, Manufacturer, Operational Research|

The company Manufacturer of welded parts The problem The company manufactures mechanical welded parts, mainly steel, using a machine shop setup. Its more restrictive resource was space as production capacity was used at 100%. Unable to expand its facilities, the company partnered with MELIORE to find solutions. The approach MELIORE used several tools to optimize their [...]

Productivity in excavation

August 7th, 2015|Categories: Business Process Improvement, Case Study, Environmental, Operational Research, Supply Chain Optimization, Transport & Logistics|

The company The company is a heavy machinery operator The problem The company was faced with a very competitive market and has to improve its methods in order to successfully win contracts. The company works with trucks and heavy machinery to perform bulk transports for short distances. The approach With the knowledge of the managers in [...]

Optimization of transshipment operations

August 7th, 2015|Categories: Case Study, Data Mining, Environmental, Finance, Operational Research, Supply Chain Optimization, Transport & Logistics|

The company Leader in waste management The problem The company has many processing and transshipment centers and wanted to validate management rules. The problem came from a large amount of decision possibilities between transship, sort and then transship and no transship. The approach MELIORE conducted a mapping of the business processes in order to build a [...]

Transportation routes optimization

August 7th, 2015|Categories: Case Study, Human Ressources, Operational Research, Transport & Logistics|

The company Leader in the transportation of bulk material The problem The company wishes to increase its productivity per truck, but is unwilling to change its management software because it was expensive and it integrates all it's divisions. The approach MELIORE modeled mathematically the operations of the company to optimize its logistics operations. Transportation routes optimization [...]

Modification and improvement of a management software package

August 7th, 2015|Categories: Business Process Improvement, Case Study, Data Mining, Manufacturer, Operational Research, Public|

The company A manufacturer in the transportation industry The problem The growing company needed to improve productivity and reduce delivery times. Since the communication between the administration and the factories was deficient, the company incurred loss of time due to stockouts. Its ERP system had a lot of data but was not able to provide advanced [...]

Development of a waste management schedule

August 7th, 2015|Categories: Case Study, Environmental, Operational Research, Public|

The company A group of 20 municipalities in Quebec The problem The 20 municipalities are grouped for the management of their waste management to generate economies of scale. To maximize their savings, they wanted to combine their schedules to get equal tonnage collection days. This stability in daily tonnage would reduce pressure on their collectors, and [...]

Production scheduling and demand forecast

August 7th, 2015|Categories: Case Study, Data Mining, Manufacturer, Operational Research|

The company Manufacturer of light designer parts The problem The company manufactures custom and stock products. It was faced with the typical dilemma: the parts in stock were never the proper ones, the delivery deadlines were not met and the machines produced parts for stock instead of parts for the contract. The approach MELIORE has designed [...]

Development of prioritization method for the selection of projects

August 7th, 2015|Categories: Case Study, Operational Research, Public|

The company One of the regions with the highest growth rate in Canada The problem The region must build a road infrastructure investment plan annually respecting its commitments and its budgets. The selection of projects was a source of great debate and selected projects were not consistent with the highest priority projects in the eyes of [...]

Review of the production scheduling for the non-standard products

August 5th, 2015|Categories: Case Study, Manufacturer, Operational Research|

The company A North American leader in the truck equipment manufacturing The problem The customer products are manufactured using a production line. Changes in the market forced the company to develop new products significantly larger than what it produced normally. Since the products were not suitable to be mass-produced, off-dimension products were produced outside the production [...]