BHP Billiton is the world's largest diversified resources company. BHP developed a Strategic Value Chain management
simulation to allow the organization to input market information and demand, and cascade this demand down the value chain to
identify how and where resources needed to be drawn from, and to what extent the organization was required to restructure its
distribution. At the same time, the simulation allows management to explore with various strategic policies, like adding a
new mine, adding a new alloy plant, adding and/or changing the distribution lines, etc. The results of the simulation have
been very good, and it is today used across the organization within all the main segments of the value chain, as well as for
a top-level management view on the entire value chain.