Sasol, the leading manufacturer of synthetic fuels from coal in the world, has
embarked on setting up a number of Coal-to-Liquid (CTL) Joint Ventures (JV’s)
globally. Site selection remains one of the most important drivers for setting up a JV
internationally. A number of logistics chain factors can influence this decision-making process. The development of a programming model that can analyse logistics modes and determine logistics costs of a possible CTL location is important. This study aims to determine the cost types associated to carrying specific product types and volumes between locations and the selection of the most suitable logistics modes.
This will aid in the selection of an optimal CTL site.
Thesis (B Eng. (Industrial and Systems Engineering))--University of Pretoria, 2010.