Title

A visual interactive optimisation tool for analysing alternate locations for petroleum distribution facilities: Towards building an intelligent Decision-Support System

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-2009

Abstract

This paper describes an intelligent Decision-Support System developed to analyse alternate locations for petroleum distribution so that delivery, storage and dispatching costs can be considered jointly with potential environmental risks. It consists of a visual, modelling environment that allows decision-makers to describe problems and a knowledge-based component that interacts with users to generate and explore alternatives during decision-making iterations. Given the run-up in petroleum costs and the disruptive effect of environmental phenomena such as hurricanes, such assessments may be beneficial where tradeoffs between environmental risks and operating costs must be evaluated. Copyright © 2009, Inderscience Publishers.

Publication Title

International Journal of Operational Research

Volume

4

Issue

1

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