• Saudi Aramco

The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), the state-owned oil company of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is a fully integrated, global petroleum enterprise and a world leader in exploration, production, refining, distribution, shipping and marketing.

The company manages proven reserves of 260.1 billion barrels of crude oil and the world's fourth largest gas reserves of 275.2 trillion cubic feet. Headquartered in Dhahran, Saudi Aramco employs more than 56,000 people and its operations span the Kingdom, with production and distribution facilities linking all market areas.

Major export shipping terminals are located at ports on the Arabian Gulf and the Red Sea, while domestic demand for automotive and aviation products is met through a Kingdom-wide network of strategically situated refineries.

Saudi Aramco chose the Quintiq supply chain planning and optimization platform to schedule its vessels for shipping operations as well as to minimize costs on its short-term operating plan. This is done while taking into account constraints such as vessel berth compatibility, bulk plant limitations, monthly production targets, and inventory levels. Additionally, the software will streamline the process of ship scheduling and ensure optimal fleet deployment.