YPF built a data-driven, digital foundation to automate and optimize transportation logistics and supply customers with the fuel they need every day.
The company needed to make the planning and scheduling of downstream transportation faster & more efficient.
A Data-driven, digital foundation would be essential to achieving this ambition—powered by a platform that would deliver greater information, insights and decision making.
Uniglobe: A Valuable Partnership
When we first collaborated YPF and Uniglobe to define what a cutting-edge logistics planning capability could look like. The team then collected all the information to model YPF’s supply chain. Finally, the team leveraged a suite of technologies, including Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Platform, to ensure the logistics planning solution could solve complex routing problems and consider multiple variables.
YPF’s new digital solution uses data to optimize daily, monthly and annual logistics planning. In addition to system integration, the main advantage that the solution offers is the optimizer, which uses inventory routing, heuristics and metaheuristics to generate the most efficient routes. The optimizer can project when gas stations will run out of fuel and need to be re-supplied by pulling data from thousands of variables and delivering insights within minutes.