Shell is a recognized pioneer in oil and gas exploration and production technology and one of America’s leading oil and natural gas producers, gasoline and natural gas marketers and petrochemical manufacturers.
To maintain production, Shell stocks over 3,000 different spare parts across their global facilities. It’s crucial the right parts are available at the right time to avoid outages, but equally important is not overstocking which can be cost-prohibitive. Their current processes and technology stack for maintaining inventory faced challenges.
Databricks provides Shell with a cloud-native unified analytics platform that helps with improved inventory and supply chain management:
Databricks has produced an enormous amount of value for Shell. The inventory optimization tool [built on Databricks] was the first scaled up digital product that came out of my organization and the fact that it’s deployed globally means we’re now delivering millions of dollars of savings every year.