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Tag: Inventory Count

How Mobile Printing Streamlines Rig Supply Chain & Warehouse Processes

To survive and thrive, the oil and gas industry must work more efficiently than ever, especially in a low-crude price environment. To make the supply chain more streamlined, I see many rig owners trying to operate with a lower headcount but not using technological advances to make the tasks easier for […]

Data

The Top 10 Challenges When Cleaning and Converting Master Data

Dirty data is a big problem—and too many companies don’t know how to handle it. According to a 2013 Gartner study, 20 percent of the information inside a database is of poor quality, and it’s costing organizations an average of more than $14 million every year. Data cleaning is a challenging […]

True Costs of Physical Count Errors in the Energy Industry

The True Costs of Physical Count Errors Inventory counting may not be the most exciting topic, but it is a critical one – especially in the oil and gas industry. Many companies in the space have hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of spare parts in their inventories at a given time. […]

Things to Consider When Conducting Year-End Physical Counts

We’ve looked at ways to improve inventory accuracy for oil and gas projects, such as increasing transaction discipline, labeling items clearly and using the latest technology. Yet inventory control is a constant challenge. There are many parts involved, and each one is important. Tracking each part is critical to rig success. Recently, […]

Free Packaging and Sorting Checklist to Reduce Shipping Costs

Packaging Sorting Checklist Trimming the Fat from Shipping Costs During Christmas, my wife recalled the unique way her father packaged certain gifts. Each child would receive a small gift that was placed inside a box, which was placed in a larger box, which was in turn placed in a larger […]

Lean Process Management

Words of Process Improvement Wisdom During times of financial stress and heightened market volatility, we often hear these words being used in efforts of reducing overhead. Words such as “Lean, efficient, cost control or reductions, and so on.” When the market pendulum swings back from a bull market, we often […]

Inventory Criticality – What Are Your Critical Spares?

Truly Critical? Figure – Example of Shaffer Style Annular Ring..Ring.. It was early Saturday morning when Joe got the call from the rig telling him the upper annular had failed a pressure test and that they would need to disassemble it to see what the problem was.  Joe quickly called […]

Free Rig Warehouse Checklist

Rig Warehouse Checklist for Managers Bobby said goodbye to his family late one night and got on a plane to a distant city.  The next morning, he woke up at 3:30 AM to meet the helicopter departure time of 7:00 AM, leaving him bleary-eyed and a bit tense. Bobby’s phone […]

What Do Materials Coordinators Do?

  What do materials coordinators do vs. what others in oil and gas think they do?   Materials Coordinator= Storekeeper, Offshore Materials Administrator, OMC, Materialsman or similar.