It happens on nearly any large-scale worksite. You have parts and materials being shipped into the site at all hours and from dozens, or maybe even hundreds, of vendors. You have job crews and possibly contractors focused on a wide range of different tasks, and they may not be in constant communication with each other.
The high volume of activity and heavy inflow of parts and materials creates a challenge. Your team members may be on their own to track down the parts they need to complete their tasks. It’s not uncommon for workers to have to sort through stacks of crates or to wander around the worksite looking for their package.
Your workers may not know exactly what part or crate they should be looking for. They may not have the knowledge needed to review the part for quality. If there is a quality issue, they might not have the information needed to take action and get a replacement part.
Even more problematic, all of this activity takes time. If your team members and contractors are spending time receiving shipments and sorting through crates, that’s time they’re not spending on the project at hand. You’re likely employing high-cost skilled workers on your job site. You want to pay them to do what they do best.
What’s the solution? At Deufol, we’ve helped many of the biggest industrial companies tackle this very problem with an innovative solution. We call it Onsite Logistics. It’s a unique service that streamlines your receiving process so you can get your parts and materials to workstations as quickly as possible, and so your skilled workers can focus on their most important tasks.
When you take advantage of our Onsite Logistics service, we put our packaging and supply chain specialists directly onto your project site. They handle the receiving of parts and supplies, unpack all crates, and then bundle parts as needed before distributing them to the designated work station or team member.
With Onsite Logistics, you get:
Increased efficiency and productivity. Your skilled workers and team members maximize their output by focusing more time on what they do best. No more time wasted wandering around the job site in search of a crate or part. Your workers focus on their tasks and we bring the parts to them.
Transparency and control. We utilize state-of-the-art technology on your behalf. For instance, you may barcode parts as they come in the door and scan them into our system, which integrates seamlessly with your platform. You can track all parts and materials with just a few clicks of the mouse.
Rapid corrective action. When you’re dealing with a high volume of supplies from many different vendors, process breakdowns can happen. We use a methodology similar to six sigma to identify all issues and correct them as quickly and efficiently as possible. We perform root cause analysis to find the source of the issue. Then we take action to improve the process and minimize future breakdowns. You can focus on your business with confidence, knowing that your supply chain is in experienced and knowledgeable hands.
Quality assurance. Our supply chain engineers are trained on your parts and process, so they can unpack your crates, review the contents, and check for any quality deficiencies. If there is a quality issue, we take action and contact the vendor, getting the issue resolved as quickly as possible. That fast action reduces delays and keeps your project on schedule.
Ready to take back control of your industrial project site? Let’s discuss your goals and challenges. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our Onsite Logistics consultants. We look forward to connecting with you soon.