Supply chain leaders to tackle cost and efficiency issues conundrum

Achieving improvements in supply chain optimisation, through better inventory management and process best-practice, will be analysed by decision makers from major operators, drilling providers and the diverse oilfield services marketplace at an event in Aberdeen in November.

Absoft, a leading independent provider of SAP systems and consultancy for the upstream oil and gas sector, is hosting the forum event on Thursday, November 27.

It will focus on prevention of 'stock piling' and 'stock out' issues, reducing direct and indirect inventory costs, delivering effective equipment tracking solutions and increasing availability of equipment for remote operations.

Calum Davidson, program manager at Subsea 7's global SAP team, will discuss equipment and tool management systems (ETM), and Björn Harzer, solutions architect at Absoft, will focus on operational cost reduction with effective inventory management.

The forum encourages discussions among industry peers, centred on shared procurement, inventory and logistics challenges and how SAP software can optimise performance and reduce operational costs.

Björn Harzer says: "Operators and service companies across the sector working to meet the challenges laid out by rising costs set against falling oil prices have embraced the need to work collaboratively to improve efficiency in offshore operations.

"The forum brings together key decision makers in supply chain, purchasing, logistics, inventory and materials, and maintenance roles, looking at ways of tackling costs, and increasing efficiency without compromising on safety and production."

The event, which is free to attend, includes a networking lunch and runs from 1.00pm to 4pm at Absoft’s headquarters at Davidson House, Campus 1, Aberdeen Innovation Park, Balgownie Road. 

For further information or to register, please visit the forum event page or contact Michael Dalgleish, Senior Marketing Executive: mdalgleish@absoft.co.uk