FICO Optimization Solutions for Manufacturers

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Provides tools and services to help manufacturers deploy optimization solutions up to 80% faster than before, while empowering front line staff, business analysts and data scientists to collaborate to solve your hardest problems.

  • Discover new opportunities to drive margin and efficiency in areas never before possible with other analytic tools and enterprise software.
  • Leverage insights to plan for the future, and quickly make changes that address immediate needs or conditions.
  • Readily import data from your analytic tools, ERP software, spreadsheets and MES into your optimization framework, so you don’t need to “rip and replace” your existing infrastructure.
  • Unlock the hidden value of your data by leveraging multiple data sources, in-stream or at-rest, within your analytic decisioning framework.

Make faster, smarter decisions

across the entire manufacturing life cycle

Available on-premises or in the cloud, FICO® Optimization Solutions for Manufacturers help discrete and process manufacturers dynamically and proactively design and plan all processes through the entire manufacturing life cycle.

Evolve at the speed of your business


Many packaged solutions are designed to solve specific business problems, but can’t adapt to the types and speed of change that require greater flexibility and agility. Our solution allows the modeler to develop the interface alongside the model and user feedback process, accelerating prototypes and enabling continuous improvement.

Unlock the hidden power of your data,

and solve your hardest problems faster

Its key to find ways to leverage your growing data sources in order to make better, faster and more accurate decisions about your plant operations and supply chain. Our solution helps you rapidly stage and rationalize virtually any number of data sources upon which our best-in-class solvers then determines globally optimal solutions.


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CASE STUDY: Shell deploys an optimized next-generation advanced process control platform

As one of the world’s leading global oil companies, Shell has been applying advanced process control technology to its plants around the world since the 1970s. With dramatic increases in optimization capabilities over the past decade, Shell sought a next-generation solution to help maximize each plant’s economic operating benefits. They turned to FICO® Xpress Optimization Suite to help model complex processes and provide robust optimization algorithms to solve large-scale control problems.


Better algorithms allow the plants to handle more complex, time-critical problems than previously possible. A customized user interface gives business users the control and flexibility to explore trade-offs and make real-time decisions for plant operation. High-performance solvers, along with more complex models in production, have increased the accuracy of these decisions. Advanced process control calculates the best actions for every situation by balancing constraints and economic objectives.

Re-imagine solving your toughest problems — now

Whether you’re trying to drive additional margin or cost savings, solve tough problems with multiple constraints, or respond to changes in your supply chain, there’s no reason to wait to unleash FICO® Optimization Solutions for Manufacturers within your business.

  • The solution’s easy-to-learn, browser-based user interface will have you up and running in minutes.
  • Its industry-leading visualization and reporting capabilities help users quickly and easily compare results, show progress and review historical or other data.
  • The analytic tool import/export ability helps maximize collaboration, as models created by research teams can easily be consumed by the solution and immediately used by business analysts.

The power and flexibility of our solution allow you to leverage virtually any data source, analytics or platform for your optimized applications, which can be deployed at the speed of your business — up to 80% faster than before.


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