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Compact case
Authors: Badri Toppur (Rajalakshmi School of Business); Muthurathinasabapathy Ramasubramaniam (Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA))
Originally published in: 2019
Revision date: 20-Jul-2021

Abstract

As an aspect of implementing their operations strategy, the India Oil Corporation faces a very complex problem of procuring crude oil from suppliers in the Persian Gulf, West Africa, North Africa, West Asia, USA, and Bombay High. The crude is shipped to two ports in Gujarat by tankers and other vessels that incur transportation cost and inventory carrying cost and also require many days of voyage time. From these two ports the crude is transported to three refineries, by the railroad lines or pumped along pipelines. Due to disruptions to world trade, supply chain decisions need to be revised from time to time. This case provides that context for an exercise in modelling and decision making.

Teaching and learning

This item is suitable for executive education courses.

Time period

The events covered by this case took place in 2010-2015.

Geographical setting

Region:
World/global
Country:
India
Locations:
Gujarat; Haryana

Featured company

Indian Oil Corporation
Employees:
10000+
Turnover:
INR 600,000 crores
Type:
Public company
Industry:
Petroleum and gas

Featured protagonist

  • Ashok Kumar (male), Chief Technical Officer

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Abstract

As an aspect of implementing their operations strategy, the India Oil Corporation faces a very complex problem of procuring crude oil from suppliers in the Persian Gulf, West Africa, North Africa, West Asia, USA, and Bombay High. The crude is shipped to two ports in Gujarat by tankers and other vessels that incur transportation cost and inventory carrying cost and also require many days of voyage time. From these two ports the crude is transported to three refineries, by the railroad lines or pumped along pipelines. Due to disruptions to world trade, supply chain decisions need to be revised from time to time. This case provides that context for an exercise in modelling and decision making.

Teaching and learning

This item is suitable for executive education courses.

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Time period

The events covered by this case took place in 2010-2015.

Geographical setting

Region:
World/global
Country:
India
Locations:
Gujarat; Haryana

Featured company

Indian Oil Corporation
Employees:
10000+
Turnover:
INR 600,000 crores
Type:
Public company
Industry:
Petroleum and gas

Featured protagonist

  • Ashok Kumar (male), Chief Technical Officer

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