Shell, one of the world's largest multinationals, has embarked on a quest to redefine supply chain management in the downstream oil industry, re-engineering its business processes and decision support systems across the company's operations worldwide. 


As part of the realization of this bold vision, Shell teamed up with i2 Technologies, of Dallas, TX, for the development of a fully integrated Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) software package for supply chain management in the downstream oil industry. The joint initiative aims to be the first on the market to offer customers - Shell and otherwise - an integrated, end-to-end software solution for supply chain management, covering operations from crude selection to product storage at terminals and depots. 


Shell quotes the Cap Gemini Ernst and 

Young estimates of an extra 50 cents
of value that can be squeezed out of 
every barrel of oil sold. Potentially,
that's $35 million every day, industry-wide
(Mr.Greg Lewin, VP Manufacturing, 
Supply and Distribution, Shell Europe
Oil Products - "Setting the Standard'', 
PLANET Las Vegas, May 2002). For
Shell this translates to potential 
margin improvement of millions
of dollars a day. 



PETROQUANTUM has been consulting to Shell in this challenging quest throughout all the mission critical phases - from the definition of the APS functional specification through to the current development and deployment phases. PQ provides expert advice in the areas of technology strategy, functional integration, decision support optimization and market assessment.

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