Materials Management Model

The management of materials for works and services is a key element for many companies, as it has a strong impact on their costs, deadlines and service quality.

In our experience we have encountered situations like:

  • Inappropriate definition of the various categories of materials
  • Annual planning of materials without detailing by family
  • Poor supplier assessment based on objective criteria
  • Lack of communication of operational criteria to logistics operators
  • Excess of material references / codes, high percentage of references with little use
  • Decompensated stocks of materials
  • Materials not available at the date of commencement of the work
  • Lack of control of the state and use of the materials delivered to third parties, and of the quality of the material provided
  • Lack of traceability in systems
  • Poor management of excess material
  • Poor definition of responsibilities and/or overlaps between different organizations involved in the processes

These problems affect all links in the supply chain, from manufacturers to contractors, through the company and the corresponding logistics operator.

Some typical examples of results in this type of transformation:

  • 70% increase in compliance with deadlines by manufacturers
  • 80% reduction in work not finished in time due to lack of material
  • 30% reduction in the company’s material stock, with increased service levels
  • Significant economic improvements thanks to increased control and monitoring of materials in contractors
  • Improved efficiency of managers in the management of materials
  • Savings of up to 5% in the cost of materials