Rompetrol Downstream Announces the Roll Out of OpenTAS in Romania

By CIOReview | Monday, March 14, 2016
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FREMONT, CA: Rompetrol Downstream, a part of KMG International Group, has announced the widespread launch of OpenTAS— an integral administrative and dispatch system for the oil, gas and chemicals industry, which includes complete SAP integration.

The project is launched with the financial support and experience of Implico, a software and consulting company, at several sites in Romania. The Zarnesti site was the fourth tank farm to go operational, which was launched last week.

Rolling out the OpenTAS standard solution and introducing SAP integration enables Rompetrol Downstream to comprehensively automate supply chain processes across all forms of transportation. The new solution also provides for comprehensive access control by automatic identification of truck and driver. The automatic preparation of delivery documents including the respective approvals creates the foundation for the trouble-free road transport of oil products.

To document all of the sites’ process solutions, Implico has worked with the KMG International Group team in the planning phase to draw up a comprehensive set of requirements. The solution design resulting from this process is based on the OpenTAS software suite and will also include custom functionality. The next project steps will see Implico implementing all process areas (including rail, truck and ship loading, stock management and LPG) and putting them into operation with Rompetrol Downstream.

“This project is challenging as we deliver a central, fully automated supply chain system and create a seamless integration from terminal and refinery field equipment into Rompetrol’s corporate processes. We are certain that the new, optimized processes will ideally support the goals of KMG Rompetrol’s downstream business”, states Michael Martens, Managing Partner of Implico.

Moreover, with the countrywide rollout of OpenTAS, Rompetrol is creating a fully automated supply chain for its downstream business. A tightly integrated system architecture consisting of OpenTAS, SAP ERP and SAP OGSD will then manage the entire end-to-end process – from the order document in SAP and tank terminal requirements planning and loading to billing at head office.