Chain Management

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  • Fees : 2600 $
  • Date 07 Jul 2019
  • Location Dubai, English

                             Chain Management

                  (In the Oil & Gas Industry) 

Course Introduction:


In competitive Oil & Gas markets of the Gulf Community Countries, companies have recognised the necessity to maintain high levels of customer service and provision to their clients. 


Globally, companies are changing their focus in this area and seeking to improve their supply chain management, there is an increasing awareness of modern tools and techniques and how these could be applied in their organizations.

Too often the problem of inventory control is attacked at the wrong level.


Companies worried about downtime and customer satisfaction, over stock Oil & Gas equipments and products causing huge amounts of capital to be tied up instead of working for the company to add to the bottom-line.


Course Duration:  Five Days


Learning Objectives:


You will discover:


  • Practical techniques for oil & gas equipment inventory management


  • How to control inventory in a long logistical supply chain


  • How to utilise supply chain mapping


  • Various supply chain designs


  • Types of logistic information systems


Who Should Attend:


Purchasing, Stores, Inventory personnel involved in the development of a

strategic Supply Chain to meet the demands of a competitive industry.



Course Methodology:


This course includes plenty of interactive discussions, case studies and exercises sessions to stimulate and encourage the participants understanding.



Course Contents:


First Day:


Supply Chain Objectives and Issues


Logistics and Supply Chain Concept:


§  Define the Supply Chain in the Oil & Gas Industry
  • Competitive advantage through supply chain management
  • Adopting appropriate strategies


Forecasting and Inventory Management


§  Types of Inventory systems for
  • Holding Costs
  • Inventory Hiding Problems



Practical Techniques for Inventory:


  • Forecasting
  • Cycle inventory and safety stocks
  • Beyond EOQ
  • JIT – Value Added and Waste Elimination
  • Pareto analysis


Long Supply Chains


Inventory Control in Long Supply Chains:

§  Simulation of multi-link supply chain
  • Information needs
  • Planning requirements
  • Problem solving tools


Second Day


Total Quality Management


§  Outline of TQM
  • What is quality
  • Quality from the purchasers perspective
  • Quality from the producers perspective
  • What cost quality
  • TQM throughout the company

Supply Chain Mapping:

§  Vertical and horizontal mapping
  • Value added activities
  • Understanding the underlying supply chain processes

§  Benchmarking the Activity


Suppliers in the Supply Chain


Procurement in the Supply Chain:

§  A strategy for Suppliers
  • Segmentation
  • Origins of Lean Supply


Bose Case Study:


§  Group presentations
  • Case Study de-brief
  • Bose Video


Third day


Supply Chain Design and Management


Supply Chain Design:

§  End to end supply chain costing
  • Facility location
  • Logistics process design


Logistics Information Systems:

§  Local Systems
  • Global Systems
  • Hardware/Software issues


Case Studies in Supply Chain Development:

§  Procter and Gamble feedback and de-brief
  • Ciba-Geigy – implications and manufacturing
  • Du-Pont – centralization and role of third parties






Managing Variety:

§  Problems of variety
  • Postponement techniques
  • Role of third parties


Supply Chain Re-Engineering and Implementation Skills


  • Simplify the process
§  The use of information technology
  • When to do it


Fourth Day


Focusing on Supply Chain Processes:

§  Time compression and quick response
  • Efficient consumer response (ECR)
  • Remember to delight the customer


Personnel Input


  • Supply Chain Mission Statement
  • Management by Objectives
  • Staff Development
§  Leadership
  • Teams


Fifth Day


Employee Involvement


  • Improvement
  • Opportunity
  • Authority
  • Empowerment
  • Electronic Procurement


Implementing Change and Future Developments:

§  Barriers to Change
  • Implementation Skills
  • Implications for Middle East – Discussion Groups


  • Seminar Evaluation and Summary 

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