Digital transformation of oil and gas trade and logistics processes

The daily challenges faced by oil and gas companies are greater than ever before. Successful companies are constantly working towards the following goals to secure their long-term future:

  • Process automation – reducing manual work, concentrating on core competencies
  • Customer loyalty – being flexible, enhancing service
  • Increase in efficiency – remaining cost-efficient

The SAP S/4HANA Oil & Gas for Secondary Distribution Management (SAP S/4HANA SDM) package provides functionalities to efficiently manage and automate the end-to-end order to cash processes. The integration of and the communication to transportation companies, own fleet, terminals/depots and refineries is the main scope of the application.


SAP S/4HANA SDM key capabilities:

  • Order Management and Logistics Automation
    Automate end–to-end processes for sourcing and supplying products from terminals to the end consumer
  • Demand Forecasting and Replenishment
    Manage the auto-replenishment of tanks using consumption forecast
  • Truck Scheduling and Dispatch
    Improve the usage of your truck fleet with easy-to-use graphical dispatch and route optimization

SAP S/4HANA SDM: One package – all functionalities

Based on the SAP industry Solution Oil and Gas the package provides additional functionalities for order placement, an easy to use graphical planning and disposition board for truck scheduling and logistics, and applications for delivery fulfillment. An interfacing toolbox and monitor ensure easy integration of external systems and partners. The Process Automation Tool reduces the manual activities and ensures a consistent integration from logistics to finance.

The package is an industry-specific application, offering functional enhancements for commercial sales and secondary distribution of fuels, lubricants, and gas. It focuses on businesses in the oil and gas downstream industry of any size.


SAP Secondary Distribution Management for Oil & Gas (SAP SDM) is available as S/4HANA or Business Suite version.

In 2019, SAP and Implico added the business processes for SAP S/4HANA SDM to the official SAP Model Company for Oil & Gas. This SAP Model Company offers a ready-to-run, comprehensive reference solution that supports industry and core line-of-business processes across the value chain. 

SAP S/4HANA SDM consists of:

OGSD – Oil & Gas Secondary Distribution
CPR – Continuous Product Replenishment
IDM – Integrated Dispatch Management

Business Benefits of SAP S/4HANA SDM

  • Simplified and optimized automated processes
  • Enhanced customer satisfaction and loyalty
  • Simplified dispatching
  • Improved utilization of assets
  • Instantaneous response
  • Reduced transportation costs, labor costs and inventory levels
  • Improved overall cost-efficiency based on better decision-making aids and resource utilization

“We redesigned almost all our business processes, and we managed to do it without stopping the business for a single day.”

Marcus Falcão
CIO, Supergasbras

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We would be delighted to answer your questions about SAP S/4HANA SDM and its innovative functionalities.

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 Success Story Supergasbras
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