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Hydrocarbon Supply and Distribution Solutions

Optimize your hydrocarbon supply chain and distribution to drive real business value, reduce risks, and lower costs

Achieve real-time visibility and insight into each step of the hydrocarbon supply chain and distribution processes with SAP solutions. Support seamless best-practice operations that help drive real business value. Orchestrate hydrocarbon supply chain activities to help optimize inventory, decrease costs for transport and other services, and reduce trading risk. Promote better exposure management and optimization of your overall hydrocarbon supply and distribution chain.

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Solution Capabilities

Explore the capabilities of our hydrocarbon supply and distribution solutions:

Commodity Management

Optimized commodity procurement, sales, and risk management for quick reaction to market changes

Commodity management provides a consolidated, real-time view of both physical and paper commodity positions enabled by a direct transfer of sales and procurement data to treasury and risk management. SAP software effectively prices and manages risk when buying or selling commodities, while eliminating spreadsheets, producing timely reports, and increasing transparency. The result? One comprehensive view of your commodity business - a single version of the truth. With real-time data collection and reporting, as well as improved legal and regulatory compliance, agents can make decisions that fully integrate with physical supply chain, financial risk management, and accounting.

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Bulk Supply Chain Operations

Integrate bulk supply chain operational processes for hydrocarbon products

Support operational scheduling, nomination, tracking, inventory projections, custody transfers, and service management for bulk hydrocarbon supply-chain movements with SAP software. Provide a full platform for managing inventory, scheduling, and transportation processes. Integrate systems for trading, production, and service-provider analytics, and automate routine tasks. Lower inventory working capital and transportation, storage, and overhead costs, while improving fleet usage.

Inventory and Movement Management

Streamline processing and tracking of hydrocarbon movements and inventory

Execute and track hydrocarbon movements and inventory updates using SAP software. Support quantity conversions, automatic duty and tax calculations, and pricing updates. Speed post-movement settlements such as ones for invoicing and freight. Perform timely, accurate inventory forecasts, replenishment planning, and trading. Automate product movement processing for stock updates. Expedite contract-to-cash and procure-to-pay cycles, and reduce reconciliation, duplication, and corrections.

Smart Terminal Management

Gain visibility into terminals by integrating terminal systems with ERP systems

Integrate terminal systems and enterprise resource management (ERP) systems with smart terminal management software from SAP. Harmonize and integrate field equipment and third-party terminal automation system (TAS) components. Streamline fuel management processes to improve operational efficiency and productivity, increase data quality, and reduce labor and administration costs using our smart terminal management software.

Sales, Inventory, and Operations Strategy

Helps companies anticipate product demand and make the adjustments to manage inventory risks and opportunities

Integrating processes for sales, inventory, and operations enables collaborative decision making across the enterprise by balancing demand and supply profitably and pursuing optimal product availability. In turn, inventory and working capital are significantly reduced, service levels are optimized, and profitability and customer service are improved.

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Reimagine the way you do business with SAP Digital Business Services

Businesses everywhere are transforming into digital enterprises – but it’s not always that easy. SAP Digital Business Services can help guide your transformation journey every step of the way, from strategy to technology implementation and beyond.

Our experts take a holistic approach, helping you identify and implement new processes and capabilities while ensuring your operations continue to run smoothly. We’ll work to make sure your SAP software delivers ongoing, unsurpassed value as you address the evolving demands of the digital economy. 

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