BP has signed a global licensing agreement with Schneider Electric Software for its SimSci Spiral suite that will be used to support planning, supply and distribution optimization its global refineries. Spiral Suite is an enterprise supply chain management solution for the hydrocarbon processing industry that is claimed to eliminate the inefficiencies of existing point solutions. Spiral’s in-tool analytics offer cloud-based, distributed calculation and analysis of multiple scenarios.
Schneider executive VP Ravi Gopinath said, ‘This agreement builds on our long-term collaboration with BP on enterprise crude knowledge management (sic). Spiral supports all supply chain work processes including knowledge management, planning, scheduling and envelope optimization activities. The solution uses accurate, up-to-date data to explore new opportunities, shrinking the gap between planned and actual results.’ Spiral Suite exposes a configurable drag and drop graphical flowsheet that integrates all activities in a unified GUI and single source of data. Data management and version control is provided through both desktop and web interfaces.
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