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HP Integration Strategies: The journey to supply-chain excellence in refining and petrochemicals

In downstream refining and marketing, the handoff between manufacturing operations and product distribution and marketing is often performed in a sub-optimal manner. Most process manufacturing compani..

In downstream refining and marketing, the handoff between manufacturing operations and product distribution and marketing is often performed in a sub-optimal manner. Most process manufacturing companies claim supply chain as a core competency, yet many still attempt to manage the workflow from end to end. In many cases, the production operations and supply-chain groups operate in silos. Refinery production groups typically make superb products, using the manufacturing assets available to them. However, since the logistics and supply-chain groups in refining and petrochemical businesses usually handle product distribution and sales independently from production, their journey to supply-ch

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