Strategic Planning
Over the past 20 years MBA have used BMAP-OPT to develop strategic plans for major European businesses in a variety of industries.
Tactical Decision Making
Decisions on forward loading of factories based on the "least cost route" theory of planning has been highly successful
Expert IT Systems
The generation of complex IT systems to run nationwide transport, warehousing, and instrument maintenance.
New offices open in Lisbon, Portugal
MBA releases new version of BMAP-OPT

What is BMAP-OPT?
The Theory
BMAP-OPT uses the well known technique "Theory of Constraints" (TOC) to optimise the profitability of any business whether manufacturing or service.
The ethos of TOC in this context is .. "any business can only generate as much profit as it can pass through the 'constraints' or 'limiting resource' in that company".
The Constraint or Limiting Resource
The 'constraint' or 'limiting resource' can vary from industry to industry.  In manufacturing it could be the 4 printing presses valued at 2m each or the extrusion process in a plastics factory producing printed and plain yoghurt pots.  In a service industry it could be the single dry dock or berth in a shipyard repairing and refitting ships at an average $1m each.  It could be the sales team in a multi million credit agency or the field service engineers servicing hospital autoclaves throughout the country.
How does BMAP-OPT Work?
BMAP-OPT creates a model of the business to include all the key resources e.g. machines, processes, throughput rates, capacities etc, or in the case of a service industry the added value per hour generated at the dry dock or by the autoclave engineers.  Any other variables are included within the mathematical model which uses Linear Programming (LP) whose objective is set to maximise profit.