AIMMS News April 2012


Congratulations to TNT Express, winner of the 2012 Edelman Award

On April 16th, our customer TNT Express received the prestigious 2012 Franz Edelman Award for outstanding achievement in operation research for their submission “How Operations Research became part of the DNA of TNT Express”. Working closely with ORTEC and University of Tilburg, TNT has saved over 200 million euro’s (260 million US$) while simultaneously reducing the company’s carbon footprint. It all started with a first AIMMS model for TNT Italy and ended up in a Global Optimization (GO) program that now supports TNT Express worldwide saving over 200 million euro’s so far.
We are delighted to receive this award, which testifies to the sophistication and efficiency of TNT’s operations,” said TNT Express Managing Director Global Networks and Operations Chris Goossens  (see video). “Using operations research helps TNT save costs, improve service to customers and develop managers’ skills.”

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AIMMS for Business

New AIMMS ‘Oil Industry’ Leaflet

You can download our new AIMMS Oil Industry Leaflet from our website. In addition to providing many compelling reasons to consider using AIMMS as your optimization tool of choice, we have also included our Oil & Gas Solution matrix, which provides you with an overview of the capabilities of AIMMS for the Oil Industry. Portfolio Optimization, Integrated Crude and Product Blending Optimization, and Workforce Optimization are just a few of the capabilities AIMMS can provide. 

Americas News: Optimal Solutions Inc
Optimal Solutions Inc. (OSI) was Paragon’s first US-based partner and has since developed various tailor-made AIMMS applications for customers including Air Liquide, E&J Gallo, LyondellBasell, Merck, and Morgan Stanley. Recently, OSI has won a contract from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to develop an optimization-based scheduling application for manufacturing plants using high-performance computing.
In addition to custom developments, OSI has also developed the Real-time Optimization solution OnOpt for the chemical process business industry that allows for continuous optimization of the plant (operational at e.g. Air Liquide). More details on OnOpt, as well as an online web-based Transport Allocation model can be found on OSI’s website.

Americas Events: Successful INFORMS Business Analytics Conference
The Business Analytics Conference held earlier this month in Huntington Beach, CA was a great success for AIMMS as the number of companies that see the need for using optimization continues to grow.
Two of our customers received awards by incorporating the use of AIMMS: The prestigious 2012 Franz Edelman Award was awarded to our customer, TNT Express, while Booz Allen Hamilton won the Analytics Innovation Award for their work on Enhancing Immigration Enforcement where AIMMS was used for an optimization portion of the work (the deployment optimization).

Please click here to download the presentation of Booz Allen Hamilton.

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EMEA Events: Global Refining Summit 2012
Princeps and Paragon will attend and sponsor the 6th Annual Global Refining Summit 2012 which will be held in Barcelona, Spain, from May 21-23.
Princeps will demonstrate their new Refinery Scheduling solution named FLOWERS as well as their crude oil blending optimization module COMPASS and their product blending and optimization module named OPTIMIX (all built with AIMMS).
Paragon will showcase AIMMS’ capabilities in upstream, midstream and downstream oil processing.

Please contact us if you want to meet us at the event or request an on-site meeting at your office.

Contact: or +31 (0)23 5511 512

AP Events: INFORMS 2012 Beijing Conference
Please join us June 24-27, 2012 at the INFORMS International Conference in Beijing, China.

As a sponsor of the INFORMS conference, we will be present on the exhibition floor with on-the-spot demonstrations and a presentation to conference participants. Please contact us to arrange for a demonstration on a specific topic or to meet our AIMMS experts.

Contact: or +65 9640 4182

AIMMS Product News

From our blog: Quick Win on AIMMS Data Page
To keep our community informed on tips and tricks in AIMMS, we regularly post new items on our blog.
One of our recent and much visited posts deals with applying AIMMS Data Page facilities to directly view data associated with a particular identifier. We show how a data page can also be quickly modified to display one or more identifiers in different formats.
For more information on this topic, please visit our blog page.

AIMMS Workshops
We conduct 2-day workshops in all regions where you can train together with other operations research professionals to efficiently use the tools and features of AIMMS in your organization.
Registration is open now — there are still seats available at these upcoming workshops:
Singapore: May 16-17
Shanghai: June 12-13
Haarlem, the Netherlands: June 27-28
Bellevue, WA, US: August 21-22

Please visit our website for the complete schedule and registration details.
If you prefer to schedule a standard 2-day workshop on-premise at your company or are interested in a customized workshop, please send an e-mail to

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