The Challenges of Logistic Workforce in 2016

camp-photoIn spite of the current global Oil & Gas price volatility there are still numerous large Exploration, Construction and Production projects in play.   And even more projects in or nearing a stage of Front End Engineering Design (FEED) phase.

The FEED is basic engineering which comes after the Conceptual design or Feasibility study. The FEED design focuses the technical requirements as well as rough investment costs for the project. One critical component is the mammoth logistics and cost issues of these 4,000 to 5,000 person camps in typical Fly In / Fly Out (FIFO) models for onshore and offshore operations that still continue to require high touch of management and control in process and systems.

During this current global business retrenchment various organizations in the Mining, Hydro and Oil & Gas sectors are reinventing how they do business.  It is clear that rightsizing, lean and better IT solutions will continue to all play critical strategic parts in these industries.  Operational priorities to address increasing operations costs, the need for greater productivity/efficiency and continuous improvement in safety and quality for the workforce are very high priorities.

Best in class IT Solutions like Nomadis that have supported these challenges for over a dozen years in many industries have proven that “off the shelf” solutions will work.  There is evidence that integrated processes to facilitate air travel, camp accommodations and various land travel (reservations to final itinerary) in a one stop shop supports inventory control, improved asset management, lean processing and thereby lower costs with reduced wastage.

Continued use of IT driven workforce solutions provides the evidence in data to compare the company’s investments against budgets, invoices and even wastage/spillage.  Improved processes also improve the experiences of workers.  Management then has the reports and tooling to make better and more informed decisions.