Leading oil and gas companies are leveraging the E2open network and supply chain solutions to operate their multi-enterprise supply chains in real-time, giving them end-to-end visibility and control.

Across upstream, midstream, and downstream operations, oil and gas firms face a magnitude of supply chain challenges that impact not only their customer service, but also their capital asset utilization, environmental health & safety status, and product innovation. Upstream operations, with their large capital operations, manage some of the most complex supply chains in the world – requiring the coordination of joint venture partners with multiple tiers of manufacturing and construction.

Successful capital project execution rests on owner/operators and their construction partners’ (EPCs) ability to rapidly respond to events before project timelines are affected. Project teams that are equipped to receive alerts of short ships or projected late arrivals are able to better plan work to maximize workforce availability. Furthermore, visibility into inventory stocking locations, goods-in-transit, and receipts can expose surplus material at supplier factories or project sites, allowing procurement teams to minimize spend while improving parts availability. In the downstream part of their business, oil and gas companies have to be prepared to fulfill the requirements of retail channels and maximize on-shelf availability.

E2open, working with oil and gas companies, has developed a set of solutions to address these key challenges.

"Challenge" Label
Challenge
"Solution" Label
Solution
Challenge
Dealing with unpredictable demand at the retail level (downstream)
Solution
Demand Sensing to accurately predict near-term demand by using current information to better reflect market realities
Challenge
Ensuring that decisions made in mid- to long-term will enable profitable and streamlined execution
Solution
Sales & Operations Planning / Integrated Business Planning for making decisions jointly with internal functions (such as, sales, materials management and finance) and external partners (operators, contractors, service providers, and the like), on mid- to long-term actions for operating profitably and avoiding risk, through scenario building and analytics
Challenge
Running global operations, with multiple tiers of supply chain partners
Solution
E2open Network - Connectivity to connect all supply chain partners in real-time
Challenge
Streamlining procurement processes across many partners
Solution
Sourcing & Procurement to replace manual or email-based procurement processes with an electronic procure-to-pay process
Spend consolidation all the way to a full centralized Buy/Sell Order Management procurement model
Challenge
Ensuring that the delivery schedule will be met
Solution
Forecast Collaboration to exchange forecasts and commits with suppliers and contract manufacturers
Sourcing & Procurement to exchange forecasts, commits, orders, and shipments as well as tracks issues with suppliers and contract manufacturers
Quality Collaboration to ensure the exchange of quality and other relevant information and the detection of non-conformance exceptions with suppliers
Inbound VMI to enable various replenishment models with suppliers
Challenge
End-to-end material visibility
Solution
Inventory Collaboration for material visibility across all sites and all companies
Logistics Visibility to track shipments
Challenge
Ensuring efficient repairs and returns
Solution
Return and Repair solution to handle supply chain activities for returned products
Challenge
Ensuring high finished goods availability at the retail level (downstream)
Solution
Inventory Optimization to best position inventory for optimal service levels at the lowest cost
“One of our challenges had been managing the huge amount of transactional and planning data in order to make really effective and timely supply chain decisions. Now, we can crunch big data to get to key value opportunities. This has been a core element of our Integrated Business Value program.”
- Shell