Industrial gas suppliers around the world understand that the goodwill earned through their ongoing efforts to satisfy the needs of a diverse customer base can be rapidly eroded by a single ‘run-out’ event, caused by their inability to deliver product when needed.
Scheduling deliveries to maintain a minimum level of product in multiple customers’ storage tanks using simple communication and estimating techniques has always been difficult, even when the rate of gas consumption is consistent over time.
Frequent small deliveries executed on a ‘milk run’ basis were about the only strategy available, at unavoidably high costs and inefficient use of both storage and delivery assets.
Modern tank telemetry employs live data, reliable planning algorithms and the ability to re-direct delivery vehicles ‘on-the-fly’ so to speak, to enable dramatically improved efficiency together with guaranteed security of supply.
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