Recommendations were developed for Bashneft PJSC on the selection of a model for rail transport management of Bashkirnefteprodukt OJSC in the medium and long term.

In the process of working on the project, some management processes optimization mechanisms were introduced that yielded fast and effective results, namely a modified system for operational registration of cars and principles for train car tenders, and a new system of performance indicators for the company’s railway workshops.

The overall cost-reduction of these «rapid» solutions alone is estimated to be $6m per year, and as a result, the Steering Committee decided to create a separate BashNefteTrans transport company, which is still operating successfully today.

A transport strategy has been developed for Sibur-Minudobreniya OJSC (in partnership with AT Kearney consulting company), covering all types of transport and sales markets, from production in Kemerovo and Perm to end customers in Central America and South-East Asia. Modeling of all supply chains was used to develop and evaluate a number of options.

The end result was the selection of a single seaport for the transshipment of products from three production complexes located in different parts of the Russian Federation.

The total resultant cost saving is US$5m per year.