Terminal Logistics Suite VP (Terminal Automation)

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Key areas for Operational Excellence Transformation

Operational Excellence Transformation is Yokogawa and KBC’s co-innovated portfolio of solutions and services.We provides comprehensive solutions for business automation in all four areas using consulting and digital technology.

Supply Chain Optimization 

Supply Chain Management deals with satisfying customer demands by selecting the most appropriate feedstocks the plant can process efficiently, and delivering the products to the customers with maximum efficiency. Today, most of the industry SCM solutions are executed manually and/or separately. In most cases, specialized planning and software packages that have been implemented previously are not connected to other systems, such as sales and distribution and real-time production systems. As a result, the benefits of SCM are not fully realized.
Yokogawa's strategy to improve supply chain management starts with defining the corporate long-term strategy and aligning it with operations, maintenance and all other functions involved in the entire value chain. It includes:

Key Operational Competencies in Supply Chain Optimization

  • Term Contract Planning: Commercial and economic evaluation of long-term contract obligations
  • Supply Chain Planning: Economic optimization of the hydrocarbon supply chain for short-term, mid-term, long-term and strategic time horizons
  • Price Deck Formulation: Generate price forecasts based on optimization boundaries and time horizons for feedstock and products
  • Supply Chain Scheduling: Schedule optimized operations (process inventory and blending) over time, taking logistical constraints into account
  • Commercial Contracting: Develop and negotiate favorable and competitive contract terms for feedstocks and products
  • Inventory Management: Measure and reconcile the amount of each product made and raw materials consumed to produce an accurate material balance through production accounting and oil loss measurement

Yokogawa's approach to supply chain management involves digitalizing operations from supply to distribution. We then adopt the identified end-to-end optimization strategy to discover and manage all hidden costs (wastes) in the long chain. Our main objective is to find the Global Optimum to enable Just-in-Time in manufacturing and delivery for suppliers and customers, using minimum inventory and movement. 
By applying digital technologies onto the end-to-end process of the supply chain (manufacturing raw materials to final products and managing purchase orders to good receipts), we may be able to improve the following:

  • Customer & Supplier Experience: Deliver personalized engagement with an improved understanding of the product value directly to customers and suppliers
  • End-to-End optimization: Extend the optimization horizon using real-time information on supplier delivery and customer demand across organizations and companies involved in the long supply chain
  • Information Mobility: Enable optimal delivery and visibility by tracking personal location and activities with mobile technology
  • Predictive Insights: Anticipate demand, supply and asset requirements with better insights
  • Digital Business: Improve overall business agility and borderless collaborations by eliminating internal information silos

By combining Yokogawa’s product portfolio and KBC’s consulting services, we provide our customers best practices and domain knowledge that empower them to improve their operations, as well as a digital platform that supports such activities and initiatives. Our Operational Risk Management scope does not only cover partial improvements in the organization, but also optimizations in plant operations to achieve continuously improving safety, reliability and operability.


·Asset Operations and Optimization
- Optimize the potential of physical assets, by pushing throughput and maximizing the production of the highest value products, whilst minimizing variable costs such as energy.
- Deliver small and large capex projects, on time and on budget, to deliver growth and meet environmental requirements.
·Operational Risk Management 
- Reliably control safety, health and environmental risk at a personal and process level. This assures the robustness required to avoid catastrophic losses.
·Asset Management and Integrity
- Confidently ensure asset reliability and availability, whilst controlling maintenance costs. This assures the asset always meets expectations and is always available to capitalize on short term market opportunities.

Terminal Logistics Suite VP (Terminal Automation) 

Terminal Logistic Suite VP performs applications of loading and/or unloading trucks, ships and tank cars—in addition to offering solutions in inventory management, master data management, security control, audit trail, and other movements operations such as pipeline transfer. Moreover, truck management, product tracking and jetty scheduling are additional features that support customer terminal operation more safely and efficiently.

Terminal Logistic Suite VP is designed and developed to meet the operational demands and logistic needs in terminals, in various industries. Terminal Logistic Suite VP is applicable to Oil, LNG, LPG and Petrochemical/Chemical, and all liquid terminals worldwide.


Terminal Logistic Suites VP (TLSVP) features a modular design and easily adapts to customer specific requirements with low customization. The Engineering Builder and Engineering tools make engineering and configuration easier. Its report function enables easy reconfiguation of the format and layout of documentation i.e. tailored operator's reports without re-designing the report layout.

Features include:

  • Comprehensive coverage from terminal business management to automation systems
  • Seamless integration with Yokogawa Prosafe-RS system that provides Safety Instrumented System (SIS) and Fire and Gas System (FGS) functions
  • Tightly Integrates with SAP and other ERP systems
  • Various interfaces for sub systems such as tank gauging, MOV controller, card reader, weigh scale and preset
  • Physical and book inventory management and reconciliation function
  • Terminal Operation Support Service to store and distribute products, as typical terminal operations must account for the ownership of products with multiple owners and customers
  • SQL server as open database management system
  • User friendly Engineering environment - Multiple languages support
  • High reliability associated with DCS and easy engineering using templates
  • User-friendly operation using Windows as the Graphic User Interface

General Specifications of Terminal Logistic Suite VP -- Tank Truck Loading and Unloading

Tank Truck Loading Control and Management: Control and management of products loading to tank truck including the followings:

  • Truck change: Change truck prior to loading operation
  • Card change: Temporary ID cards can be issued if truck drivers forgot to bring the card
  • Traffic Management: Queuing management based on configurable truck allocation rules
  • Issue of Instructions for Truck Loading

Marine Loading and Unloading: Control Management of Berth for loading/unloading products

  • Expected Tank Level Calculation: Expected tank level is calculated based upon the current inventory by converting the unloading operation
  • Composition check function: Unloading product composition and property check before unloading
  • Tank Composition and Property Estimation before Unloading: Unloading composition and property are calculated and average is also calculated during unloading
  • Unloading Product Expected Tank Quality Calculation: Receiving tank and transferred tank expected quality calculation based on ship quality

Security Management

  • Entrance/Exit Management: Authentication for trucks entering and leaving the terminal
  • Security Control and Management: Configurable Security Management by Administrator
  • Role based access control of operation is provided
  • Terminal Open/Close Management: Management of terminal opening/closing timing

Quality Management

Once movement/unloading is finished, tank quality is badged and kept until next movement/unloading occurs. If the tank is specified as a loaded tank, loaded quality is assured based on the tank quality data.

Before Unloading, expected receiving tank quality is calculated based on the ship quality.

Inner Terminal Operation

Tank to Tank Transfer Control and Management: Control and management of tank transfer operations

  • Expected Tank Level Calculations: Expected tank level of destination tank calculation
  • Expected tank Quality Calculation: Tank expected quality calculation based on source tank quality

Product Circulation: Manage circulation mixing during transfer operation

Tank Inventory Calculation and Management: Tank volume calculation and tank inventory management

Tank Status Management: Each tank status is defined by the operator.also, the defined status is informed to control system

Management Function

Order and Result management : Order is either downloaded from ERP or manually input at terminal and validated if necessary information is provided and if the data given is appropriate. After operation the refulst is uploaded to ERP.

Master Data Management

  • Manage master data such as owner, customer, products, trucks, driver and Ship information is managed and shared with ERP.
  • Version of Master data is managed

Multiple Owner/Customer Management: Manage inventory of multiple owners and customers

Reporting:  Daily/Monthly report can be configured to issue per product, customer, owner, etccan be prepared by choosing the necessary items. Bill of lading is printed after loading is completed.

ERP connectivity: TLSVP is integrated with ERP

Inventory Management

Inventory Management with Loss/Gain Calculation: Book-physical inventory differences calculation per materials - History of inventory management per materials

Reconciliation Management

  • Book Physical inventory differences at the reconciliation date which was defined are calculated
  • Reconciled data is distributed for each owner per materials

Data Closing Function: Daily/Monthly data of inventory, delivered data, received data and loss/gain data are calculated and summarized (closed) at the defined time/data

Daily/Monthly Report: Closed data is printed out which was defined by using report format generation function at the defined time/data

Management for Bond System: Tax segregation is applied

Custody Meter Monitoring: Custody transfer meters are monitored for verification


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