BSH achieves end-to-end visibility and management of all material and process flows with SmartOpt
B/S/H/ Household appliances is a global enterprise with 38 production facilities around the globe and with $15.6 billion per year (in 2022). B/S/H/’s Turkiye campus in Çerkezköy is the most complex including 2 refrigerator plants and washing machine, dishwashing machine, drying machine and cooking owen plants. The material flows from the production centers of the suppliers until the delivery of the finished products to end customers. The flow of parts/components demanded by these plants, the flow of material within the campus and the flow of the finished products until delivery/installation at the customer are monitored and managed in real-time. A variety of data is received from different stakeholders such as suppliers, port operators, customs brokers, freight forwarders, warehouses, container yard operators, ERP, multimedia systems and processed in real-time. B/S/H/ achieves real-time end-to-end visibility of all material flows (inbound and outbound) and also effectively manages all of the processes with SmartOpt’s customized solution.
Şişecam stands as a preeminent global glass manufacturer, havng a paramount position not only as the largest glass manufacturer in Turkey but also within international markets. The scope of their business extends across more than 150 countries, facilitated by their extensive production operations dispersed across 14 nations. As a manufacturer of glass products, Şişecam's operations are strongly tied to energy expenditures, particularly the anticipation of electricity prices spanning hours, days, weeks, and months ahead. These forecasts have a pivotal role, given the intricate and multifaceted nature of the glass manufacturing process. In acknowledging the complexity associated with predicting electricity prices, Şişecam has aligned with SmartOpt, an expert in the realms of machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI). Through the fusion of these advanced technologies, SmartOpt has empowered Şişecam with a distinctive capability: the provision of electricity price forecasts for Turkey and other nations, underscored by an error margin as limited as 10%. This represents a profound accomplishment, given the challenges inherent in predicting the oscillations of this critical economic factor. For Şişecam, these forecasts extend far beyond mere numerical prediction; they furnish Şişecam with a formidable advantage in strategic planning. Armed with this foresight, they orchestrate their manufacturing endeavors with a precision unparalleled before. Manufacturing schedules are meticulously aligned days in advance and as a result, exponential augmentation of efficiency and profitability is achieved. The partnership between Şişecam and SmartOpt embodies the epitome of technological collaboration and strategic sagacity for all enterprises.
Turkish Airlines cooperates with SmartOpt to address the strategic challenges, opportunities, and the importance of AI, ML, and Optimization technology in the avi ation industry.
A webinar series was delivered by SmartOpt founder Prof. Dr. Metin Türkay on ‘Data Science Fundamentals & Statistical Analysis and Modeling, Demand and Price Forecasting, Logistics Operations Optimization and Supply Chain Planning & Operational Planning’ for Turkish Airlines top management and the employees. Turkish Airlines attended these webinar series from all of its branches and subsidiaries from all over the world. We provided these series in Turkish and English separately. In addition to providing insight into SmartOpt technologies and solutions, we also discussed the challenges and opportunities of data science, machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), and optimization for Turkish Airlines.
Arçelik optimizes inbound logistics operations using MilkRunOpt
Integration of suppliers and Arçelik’s Ankara Dishwasher plant yielded %15-%20 savings in inbound logistics operations. The system allows for scheduling pick-ups from the suppliers routing of the vehicles in the MikRun operations, management of raw material inventory profiles while ensuring the availability of raw materials for production plans. The project produced very successful outputs and in 2019, it was awarded the second prize in the category of Collaboration Developers in Koç Holding’s Most Successful Koç Employees competition.
Tüpraş optimizes inbound logistics operations using MilkRunOpt
Tüpraş's purchasing and sales operations are highly sensitive to spot market prices of crude oil and its derivatives. Our fully automated solution provides spot market price forecasts for crude oil (Brent), naphtha, jet fuel, diesel, fuel oil. The customized implementation also allows for incorporation material experts' bias towards future prices. The system is being used by purchasing and sales departments since August 2018.