Process Optimization

In today's fast paced business world, change is a constant phenomenon and the rate of change is accelerating rapidly. Enterprises should constantly reevaluate their critical business processes to remain competitive. At PAI, we develop state of the art optimization algorithms to optimize our clients' business performance that will lead to improving overall returns. We have extensive background in the development and application of:

  • Evolutionary Algorithms (e.g., genetic algorithm)
  • Stochastic Optimization Techniques
  • Multiple Criteria Optimization Methods
  • Linear and Nonlinear Optimization Techniques

Use our expertise in process optimization in your next project and see how we can improve your processes and position your organization to outperform the competition.

Example Projects

Optimizing Procurement Operations

Greater Orlando Airport Authority (GOAA)

The Greater Orlando Airport Authority (GOAA) Purchasing and Material Control Department processes over 11,000 requests representing annual expenditure of over $100M. In order to improve customer service levels, the purchasing department needed to measure the baseline performance of the department, objectively compare their performance to that of similar organizations, and improve performance. By utilizing business process reengineering, benchmarking and gap analysis, and optimization methods, our team was able to minimize procurement cycle times and attain higher customer service levels for both internal and external customers. 

It is worth noting that major improvements were identified and implemented with zero additional cost to the purchasing department and the Greater Orlando Airport Authority. 


Optimizing Strategic Decisions

Marriott Ownership Resorts, Inc.

Today's landscape forces businesses to constantly evaluate their business model and at times make strategic adjustments to enhance their products or services.  Through close collaborations with Marriott Corporation during the development and deployment of a new strategic initiative, PAI developed a tool which enabled them to analyze future resorts occupancies under varying booking rules and rates. The model helped decision makers to identify the business rules and price points that would optimize asset utilization while maximizing customer satisfaction.  This predictive modeling allowed Marriott to perform sensitivity analysis and experiment with a number of strategies to optimize future performance without interrupting day to day operations.