Multiple Plant Planning with Aspen MPIMS

Integration of individual plant planning models leads to the benefit of true system-wide optimization. Improve corporate supply and demand planning accuracy with inter plant transfers and depot modeling. Develop on-site expertise to support in-house implementation of changes.


  • Corporate Planners
  • Planners of Manufacturing Complexes
  • Modelers who build or maintain multiple-plant planning models

Training Details

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    2 day(s)

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  • Integrate the planning models of individual plants leads to the benefit of truer, system-wide optimization
  • Improve corporate supply and demand planning accuracy with inter plant transfers and depot modeling
  • Develop on-site expertise to support in-house implementation of changes


  • Course notes containing lecture materials, examples, and workshops are distributed
  • Basic examples and exercises are use to demonstrate the capabilities of Aspen MPIMS
  • Lecture topics are reinforced with workshops throughout the day
  • Questions relating the course material to real life problems are encouraged


Prior attendance of RPA101 Aspen PIMS: Introduction to Refinery Planning.

Subsequent Courses

  • RPA201 Aspen PIMS: Solving Refinery Planning Problems
  • RPA301 Aspen PIMS: Advanced Refinery Planning Models


Lesson 1: Introduction to Aspen MPIMS
  • Review how Aspen MPIMS is used to link multiple single plant Aspen PIMS models.

Lesson 2: MPIMS Model Architecture
  • Discuss how local tables relate to the global tables
  • Review which global tables are required and which are optional

Lesson 3: Aspen MPIMS Master Tables
  • Define the basic configuration of the global model

Lesson 4: Aspen MPIMS Supply Tables
  • Review the setup of material purchases
  • Workshop: Evaluate a new crude in an MPIMS model

Lesson 5: Aspen MPIMS Demand Tables
  • Review the configuration of material sales and distribution among markets
  • Workshop: Evaluating a new gasoline

Lesson 6: Aspen MPIMS Transfer Table
  • Transfer materials between the local plants

Lesson 7: Aspen MPIMS Reports
  • Review the Global and Local Reports

Lesson 8: Aspen MPIMS Miscellaneous Tables
  • Review tables that provide optional controls

Lesson 9: Modeling Depots in Aspen MPIMS
  • Use Depots as alternatives to full local models

Lesson 10: Aspen MPIMS Case Stacking Capabilities
  • Demonstrate how to use Table CASE with a global model

Lesson 11: Transferring Recursed Streams
  • Review proper handling of the qualities of transferred streams
  • Workshop: Transferring an intermediate between local plants

Lesson 12: Row and Column Names in Aspen MPIMS
  • Review matrix structure naming conventions

Lesson 13: Mixed Weight and Volume Models
  • Discuss methods for handling a mixture of weight versus volume basis local models

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Aspen Technology, Inc. awards Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for training classes conducted by our organization. One CEU is granted for every 10 hours of class participation.