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:
We were able to take a tool that previously would have been fairly localised to a single region and turn that into a global product which actually is now becoming the foundation for the way our inventory analysts will now do their work.