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When Should I Perform a Physical Inventory Count (Stocktake)?

One question we are asked repeatedly is when should I perform a physical inventory count also known as a stocktake. There are several circumstances that call for a physical inventory…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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
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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…

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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…

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Is It Time You Implemented Consignment Inventory Management ?
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Is It Time You Implemented Consignment Inventory Management ?

Effective inventory management is critical to the profitable rig operations. In many cases, consignment inventory is a practical solution to inventory challenges. Let's look at the benefits of consignment inventory as…

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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,…

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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…

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