International tank terminal IT providers Implico and Brainum presented their newest innovations for the downstream industry, Supply Chain United (SCU) and QINO vNext, at this year’s StocExpo.

There, they said Supply Chain United is: “a cross-company architecture of interconnected cloud solutions and web services. QINO vNext is the industry’s first fully cloud-based terminal management system.”

At StocExpo, visitors to the joint Implico and Brainum stand got a first-hand introduction to this next generation terminal management system out of the cloud.

They added: “Supply Chain United orchestrates and streamlines all downstream supply chain processes with multiple participants. It offers oil and gas companies a maximum of collaboration, transparency, security and convenience across all areas of business – be it tank storage, forecasting, dispatching, sales or settlement. One particular SCU web service is the ‘Online Check-in’ for tank terminals. Quick to set up and easy to use, it offers immediate business benefits to truck drivers, dispatchers, back office managers and tank terminal operators alike.”

QINO vNext handles all business processes at a liquid bulk terminal, “from contract to invoice and everything in between.” The solution, which they said will be “a vital element of Supply Chain United”, is almost ready to launch at a pilot location in Belgium. 

Tim Hoffmeister, CEO of Implico, said: “Supply Chain United has the potential to fundamentally change the way that downstream companies do business with each other.”

He added that StocExpo 2020 marked a great opportunity to discuss this new concept with partners, peers and other professionals from every area of the industry – and show them where Implico and Brainum want to be tomorrow and where they already are today.

Martin Keulemans, Managing Director of Brainum, said: “Very soon, the first storage facility will go live with QINO vNext. Being able to run a powerful, adaptive and feature-rich terminal management system out of the cloud – that is a huge milestone, not only for the Supply Chain United portfolio, but also for the industry in general. During the design of QINO vNext, we specifically aimed at making this terminal management system much easier to implement and run.”

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7th April 2020