Who We Are

We are agile problem solvers with analytical minds. A dynamic, Scandinavian-based consultancy, we provide customer-centric, innovative solutions for the most complex business problems.

We are recognized optimization, simulation, and analytics experts with deep knowledge of the transportation, logistics, and energy industries. This combination of industry knowledge and analytics expertise allows us to understand your business environment in depth and to propose unique solutions that give your company a competitive advantage.

Together, we have 36 years of experience implementing optimization systems for leading international companies such as Boeing, Maersk, DNV GL, ILOG, Level (3), Technologix, SAS, and Jeppesen.

What We Do

We push the frontiers of advanced analytics. Crunching huge quantities of data and modeling complex business processes, we explore how a business can perform as efficiently and robustly as possible. Whether your goal is to improve capacity, optimize production or plan for capital investments, we deliver solutions for wide-ranging applications across various industry segments.

We work closely with you throughout the entire process to ensure that our solutions are tailored to the needs of your organization. We structure our services so you stay in control and start to see the value that we generate early on.

Is your operation impacted by a highly uncertain business environment? Does regulatory and technical complexity prevent your organization from achieving its economic potential? You need an advanced analytics partner – get in touch with us today!

Shipping

Shipping

Achieve the ideal balance between operational costs and customer service. Optimize your fleet’s network, matching capacity and volumes to maximize vessel utilization. Improve connections with terminals and the hinterland to optimize the full supply chain.

Airlines/Airspace

Airlines/Airspace

Maximize the operational efficiency of your airline through integrated decisions. Optimize the balance between customer service and operational costs by integrating passenger connections, crew rosters, aircraft rotations, and flight planning.

Workforce Planning

Workforce Planning

Achieve the optimal balance between employee satisfaction and the workforce costs. Enable quick recovery of your crew rosters in case of disruptions. Size your workforce to ensure correct manpower availability under multiple business scenarios.

Marine Pilotage

Marine Pilotage

Generate the most efficient allocation of pilots to jobs, while considering certificate requirements, travel costs and distances, rest requirements, and many other personnel rules.

Transportation

Transportation

Optimize routing, deployment, and OpEx. Execute your fleet renewal program with minimal disruption to operations. Schedule your services to maximize coverage and customer satisfaction. Size your fleet to optimally balance resilience and CapEx.

Marine Bunkers

Marine Bunkers

Optimal bunkering strategies that consider routing, price forecasts, and mixing. Advanced strategies to infer bunker demand at specific ports.

Oil/LNG

Oil/LNG

Increase margins by identifying the optimal blending stocks and proportions that meet product specifications. Manage inventories to address demand variability and price fluctuations. Select the optimal fuel strategy for your new assets.

Inventory Management

Inventory Management

Minimize ordering, holding, and transport costs while ensuring downstream responsiveness. Select the optimal location, size, and layout of your warehouses. Coordinate inventories and transport across stores, distribution centers, and warehouses.

Team

We are three recognized experts in optimization and analytics with 36 years of combined experience and multiple peer-reviewed publications in leading international journals.

Christian Plum, Ph.D.

Professional Experience:

  • Senior Network Analyst at Maersk Line: Container Routing & Container Network Design
  • Lecturer at the Technical University of Denmark
  • Project Manager at Maersk Oil Trading: Bunker Fuel Optimization

Education:

  • M.Sc. from University of Copenhagen: Bunker Fuel Purchasing
  • Ph.D. from Technical University of Denmark: Container Network Design

Bo Vaaben, Ph.D.

Professional Experience:

  • 17 years of experience in Workforce Planning and Disruption Management
  • Senior Researcher at Jeppesen Advanced Research
  • Senior Researcher at Boeing
  • Senior Consultant at Carmen Systems
  • IT Consultant in Crew Management Systems at SAS
  • Lecturer and Ph.D. Evaluation Committee Member at the Technical University of Denmark

Education:

  • M.Sc. from Technical University of Denmark: Crew Assignment
  • Ph.D. from DTU/MIT: Disruption Management
  • INFORMS Prize for Aviation PhD Dissertation
  • GradD. from Copenhagen Business School: Business Administration

Fernando Alvarez, Ph.D.

Professional Experience:

  • Head of Mathematical Modeling at Technologix Decision Sciences
  • Senior Researcher at Det Norske Veritas (DNV·GL)
  • Optimization Software Developer at ILOG
  • Operations Research Analyst at Level(3) Communications
  • Adjunct Professor of International Logistics at ESCI

Education:

  • M.Sc. from Cornell University: Transportation Engineering
  • Ph.D. from Universitat Pompeu Fabra: Maritime Transport Optimization

References and Partners

“ Opsiana delivered this engagement on a tight deadline. They engaged competently with all stakeholders at DanPilot and understood our position and the aim and boundaries of the project. Their communication was clear and relevant and assisted in achieving the goals for the project. DanPilot has been satisfied with the work carried out by Opsiana and will in the coming years implement a new network structure based on Opsiana’s recommendations. ”
Steen Larsen, Head of Planning, IT, and Digitalization at DanPilot
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