We are witnessing a steady increase in the number of merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions in the downstream industry. As they further pinpoint their businesses, the oil majors divest more and more assets: Refineries. Tank farms. Service station networks. And so on. These assets are picked up either by other oil majors or by upcoming indie players. As a consequence, the supply chain becomes increasingly fragmented. Business relations and partnerships constantly change. The demand for standardized solutions and open architectures grows.
New market entrants are attempting to use flexible business models as well as lean management and organizational structures. With technology becoming evermore pervasive, IT touches virtually all aspects of a company's operations, with many functions being mission-critical. For this reason, the success of any merger or acquisition project depends on efficient IT post-merger integration, a function which supports numerous important integration processes.
For many years, Implico has supported companies in the successful implementation of technology-based post-merger projects (disinvestment and investment). With its broad consulting expertise, Implico has further developed its portfolio of cloud services under the umbrella of the Supply Chain United. The purpose: to ensure smooth integration and implementation for companies involved in M&As. And to support their operational businesses.