Abu Dhabi: ALHOSN University has announced that female students of its Industrial Engineering Department have developed a prototype logistical support system for ADNOC petrol stations.
The computerized model optimizes supply and service operations while minimizing environmental impact.
If implemented, the system will help raise ADNOC’s profits by increasing petroleum quantities and reducing the distances travelled by the company’s distribution trucks. ADNOC employees can decide on the product quantities to be delivered and the best transport routes to generate the least expense by referring to the consumption index for each product sold and other data generated by the proposed logistics solution. The optimized distribution also leads to a significant reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.
The project was presented along with other graduation projects during the annual Open Day organized recently by ALHOSN’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences. It was developed by Ibtisam Ahmad, Nimah Fayez, Maryam Ahmad and Walaa Awad under the supervision of Prof. Samir El Dessouky and Engineer Omar Awni, members of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at ALHOSN University.
“We would like to thank the ADNOC Distribution Company for believing in our female students and helping ensure the great success of this project. This undertaking reflects the importance of collaboration between industry and academe in coming up with research and solutions that benefit the community. I would also like to commend the members of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering for bringing out the best in our students, especially our female prodigies whom we encourage to shine in fields that are traditionally associated with men,” said Prof. Abdul Rahim Sabouni, Vice Chancellor and CEO, ALHOSN University.