Secondary Distribution

Delivering bulk products via truck and other means of transport


Along the supply chain ...

The primary and secondary distribution of goods along the supply chain – from source to storage to intermediary to consumer – marks the heartbeat of the bulk storage industry. Here, swift and safe product movement is a must. To ensure this, all steps and stages must be perfectly optimized: Forecasting. Order management. Safety measures during loading and unloading. Customs processing. Invoicing. And so on.

Another central element in bulk distribution is the optimization of delivery tours. For maximum efficiency, transport agencies must allocate their resources smartly. They must design the trip sequences economically. They must share all relevant information transparently. And they must be prepared to react to impromptu changes on short notice.

Expertise: Transport of Oil & Gas Products

Unique experience

Implico has been driving secondary distribution for over 35 years

Developer of SAP solution for secondary distribution

Top-quality products

We develop the official SAP solution for secondary distribution: SAP S/4HANA SDM

Trust leading petroleum transport companies

Renowned customers

All over the world, leading downstream companies trust in our solutions and services

Digitalization of oil & gas product distribution

True digitalization

We combine unique industry know-how and decades of experience with an inherent eagerness to innovate and push forward

"Our order processing efficiency and accuracy for Authorized Dealer business has improved over 50 percent, since the portal was introduced. We've been able to speed up the order management processes, improve order accuracy, while making a marked reduction in administrative costs. As a result, we've achieved exactly what we set out to do."
Tom Rossiter
Head of IT, Topaz Group




We make your business ready
for the industry's challenges

Unpredictability of events

In theory, bulk distribution is easy: Agent A carries product B to destination C within time frame D. In practice, however, there are many factors that can delay or cancel the tour: Drivers may call in sick. Loading bays may be under maintenance. Product stock may run out. Orders may get canceled, postponed, or changed. Digitalization grants Oil & Gas companies the required transparency and interconnectedness to solve these and other incidents swiftly and aptly.

Optimal tour planning

The aim of any forwarding agent is to design their trips as efficient and well-sequenced as possible. From the fetching of the product to the delivery of the orders, every step must be thoughtfully planned. There should be no extra miles or – even worse – empty runs. Here, the key to success is sound decision making based on reliable data and transparent communication with all trading partners. To realize this, one needs to have powerful, well-connected solutions at work.


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The SAP standard for downstream fuel, gas and lubricant logistics

SAP Co-Innovation Apps

"Connected Truck" and "Connected Depot": Available on the SAP Store.

Supply Chain United

 Our across-the-board network of micro-services out of the cloud.

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