A Dynamic Model of Logistic Management for Obtaining Activated Carbon

  • Germán Andrés Méndez-GiraldoEmail author
  • Julio EstevezEmail author
  • Cristhian Pinto-AnayaEmail author
  • Jorge Ruiz-VacaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 657)


Activated carbon has multiple uses both to meet industrial needs as domestic. This grow in the demand has allowed Colombian industry to look for organic sources for obtaining it. Tecsol has advanced more than 20 years of research on this field. Today, they want to turn their pilot plant used in research projects to turn it into an industrial plant. This requires ensuring the supply of organic material such as using ovens at maximum capacity. As this is a new system, it should estimate the sales potential and then determine the best logistics parameters. The developed model uses continuous simulation based on the Forrester model. The industrial dynamical model determines a trade-off between different manufacturing resources and its impact on financial results. Its implementation in IThink can respond to many different questions about the main logistic components changing over time.


Activated carbon Logistic model System dynamics 



We appreciate Colciencias support for allowing small business to be able to develop projects to convert pilot plants in industrial plants, besides, we acknowledge the company Tecsol that allowed the SES group working this type of logistic models based on simulation, and finally, thanks to CIDC for its support to group in this research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidad Distrital Francisco José de CaldasBogotá D.C.Colombia

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