Use of System Dynamics for Modelling the Logistic Facilities of an Offshore Supply Base Operated by a Multinational Company

Francesco Ferri, Piero Giribone, Roberto Revetria, and Alessandro Testa


Simulation, System Dynamics, Logistics facilities


This paper presents an integrated logistic study for offshore projects. In order to evaluate the fitness-for-purpose of a base logistic facilities of a multinational Company a preliminary study has been carried out. The model defined in this study can be easily updated by adding the logical flowcharts concerning the incoming material. A dedicated logistic model, in System Dynamics simulation, has been developed in order to simulate the material/personnel flow to and from the Base. The output of the simulation is a trend showing the demand and individuating the peaks in comparison with Base current capability. A sensitivity analysis on possible material demand variability has been carried out to determine the fitness-for purpose of the logistic facilities and to highlight possible need of contingency asset to avoid any shortage of material/personnel availability

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