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Waiting, waiting….It’s been a week and still waiting and I am still waiting. The value of Value Stream Mapping

I was recently a part of a Value Stream Mapping project for a company. During my discussions with process owners, one of the main complaints was time. More specifically, time to close out certain business activities. From purchase order creation, approval for expenditures, item master/material number creation through the accounts […]

Mobility

Why Should an Energy Company Consider BPO for Supply Chain Functions?

In today’s environment of low commodity prices and reduced earnings, oil and gas companies need to be more innovative than ever in optimizing the efficiency of their supply chains. Unfortunately, many firms overlook the possibility of outsourcing their supply chain management. Business process outsourcing, or BPO, for supply chain functions, […]

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Oil and Gas ERP’s – Will One Size Fit All? (Oil ERP)

Oil and Gas ERPs – Will One Size Fit All? When the term “ERP” is used, many flavors and functionalities come to mind. Unlike an organization like The American Kennel Club, there are no “breed standards” for an Enterprise Resource Planning system. As a matter of fact, with so much modularity […]

Key Logistics Trends Shaping the Oil and Gas Industry

Key Logistics Trends Shaping the Oil and Gas Industry in 2017 and Beyond After a period of low prices and slowing demand, oil and gas providers are cautious about the future. The worldwide downturn exposed decades-old weaknesses: few cared about logistics improvements as long as there was constant growth. Now, companies must […]

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5 Questions That Saved Us Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Shipping Costs and Fees

Align Business Processes and Data Analysis to Improve Value Delivery What a day — out of the blue, my motherboard decided to quit on me. Dead. Gone. Kaput. Before taking out the hard drives to send the computer back for service, I cleaned out some of the old files. I came […]

Has 3D Printing Been Tested In The Real World On A Rig? 

3D Printing for Parts Replacement at Remote Sites In the oil and gas industry, remote drilling and extraction sites present a unique set of challenges. Not only are these facilities dependent on complex pieces of machinery, but they are also difficult to service and repair. Offshore oil rigs, in particular, are […]

Augmented Reality – The Best Way to Keep Your Rig “Online”

Augmented Reality – The Best Way to Keep Your Rig “Online”Virtually reality has been all the rage over the past few years. The reason has to do with what markets it serves. It has become very popular with gamers, for instance, as well as with trainers and simulation companies. With […]

OTC 2017 RigServ

Demos & Golf (OTC 2017)Join us at the offshore energy industry’s premier, global event. We will be at booth 1361 with our JV Partner Zentech Inc.Please join us at OTC 2017 for demos that will show you how to make the most of your data and save money from day one of […]

Automating MRO Warehouses- Domo Arigato Mr. Roboto

Automating MRO WarehousesMaintenance, repair and operations (MRO) decisions reach far beyond repair and maintenance processes. Optimizing MRO involves refining procurement and sourcing methods to get the most out of budgets spent on services, supplies and tools. In some cases, MRO represents 40 to 45 percent of operating expenditures. Here are five rising […]

Disrupt And Conquer: How Disruption Is Needed Now In The Energy Industry Supply Chain

Disruption in Oil and Gas Supply Chains: A Necessary InterventionOver the past few years, many oil and gas companies have gone from successful to lackluster. Steeply dropping crude prices played a role in this downturn–in June of 2015, oil prices hit a six-year low, forcing many businesses in the industry […]