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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. […]

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Augmented Reality: For the Oil and Gas Industry, It’s Not a Mirage

Augmented reality is defined as a technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user’s view of the real world, thus providing a composite view. Augmented reality, or AR, is finding a place in a variety of fields, not the least of which is in the military. Tests conducted for the military have […]

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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 […]

Key Logistics Trends Shaping the Oil and Gas Industry

Logistic Trends- Oil and Gas 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 […]

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 […]

Improve Inventory Accuracy In The O&G Industry -10 Tips

    In today’s economic climate, most leaders recognize that effective inventory management will result in significant cost savings and is a barometer of corporate health. A key component is ensuring that on-hand inventory is kept accurate, along with processes to determine the root cause of those variances and clear plans […]