When you run one of the largest refinery networks in the United States, it would be an understatement to say that keeping track of your equipment and inventory is important! For Marathon Petroleum Company, they process about 1.7 million barrels a day of crude oil, which spans 8,300 miles of pipeline to supply markets all throughout the Midwest and Southeast. They are the largest provider of refined transportation fuels in the Midwest, and they depend on technology to accurately monitor their inventory.
Marathon approached our team at Swip about building a custom solution to help them better manage their assets and equipment. Their current system wasn’t suiting their needs as well it could, and they asked us to build a web application to keep track of the inventory of their refinery equipment.
Our engineers worked with a project management group to design a process that would streamline Marathon’s operations. We began by first setting up a secure development server to keep initial changes in a test environment. Then, when everything was complete, we worked with their team to move it over to a production server and make it live for the company.
When the web application was complete, Marathon brought all of their staff onboard with the new system and provided internal training to familiarize everyone with it. The finished product was a great success in helping Marathon better manage their operations, which in turn keeps petroleum consistently available for customers throughout the United States!