Manpower: Materials management

Reduce cost through optimized management of materials and spare parts

Keel offers Materials Management support, including building up warehouses, checking, updating and optimizing stock and warehouse/inventory, and improving procurement. Optimizing materials management is a key to cost efficiency in the Offshore Energy Sector.

Keel helps customer optimize materials management CMMS systems such as SAP MM, reducing materials spending significantly. Keel’s deep understand of daily operations in asset-intensive industries, of equipment and maintenance procedures helps us identify optimizations that reduce excess stock and specify alternative spare parts.

Optimizing materials management covers:

  • Building up warehouses and improving procurement
  • Checking, updating and optimizing stock and warehouse/inventory
  • Quality control of purchasing and ordering of spare parts
  • Compliance with standards and procedures for materials
  • Providing materials men/logistics coordinators on site (offshore, oil field)

Our inventory management services include:

  • Spare parts analysis
  • On site equipment tagging (offshore)
  • Creating Bill of Materials (BOM)
  • Master data management
  • Data quality optimization
  • Onsite training of staff

From on-site logistics coordinators to back-office specialists cleaning up physical warehouse and assets data in system.

Keel offers a full-circle improvement of materials management, covering the entire cycle from physical inventory checks to cleaning up MM system.

On-site Technical Services

Keel also provided on-site (offshore) materials management work on the rig/vessel/plant, performed by experienced Materials
Men/Logistics Coordinators

  • Physical inventory check on technical units, aligning stock with SAP data
  • Unpacking, labelling, organizing and registering spare parts
  • On-site training of staff
  • On-site inventory management
  • On-site tagging of materials

SAP Application Support

For different customers, Keel is running ongoing support of the SAP MM system. We have helped reducing the customer’s spending on materials significantly, solving more than 20,000 issues. The work has covered:

  • Uploading data to the SAP system
  • Making system changes based on request from customer
  • Improving procurement
  • Statistical analysis based on historical data
  • Compliance with standards and procedures for materials

See also the Experience page for completed projects.

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