December 2018

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Supply Chain: Preparing for digital downstream supply chain capabilities

Several major downstream companies have recently embarked upon large-scale digital transformations with anticipated capital spending tallying in the tens to hundreds of millions of dollars.

Landrum, K., Opportune LLP

Several major downstream companies have recently embarked upon large-scale digital transformations with anticipated capital spending tallying in the tens to hundreds of millions of dollars. While these initiatives promise significant returns, not all small to midsize refining organizations are prepared to double down on digital and to make investments of this magnitude. Conversely, numerous “no regrets” moves can be made to start down a path to increased effectiveness and efficiency in key commercial and logistics process areas. Relatively low-risk steps will lay a foundation in core capability and technology areas that can be leveraged when the time is right to make some bigger, bolder bet

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