Continuous Production and Asset Utilization
Chemical and petrochemical producers continue to pursue environmental sustainability while managing the pressures of production costs, operational efficiency, and the risk of plant and asset downtime. The expected returns on significant investments in capital-intensive infrastructures and recurring re-tooling projects elevate the needs for high asset utilization and plant up-time.
The increased performance demands on procurement and supply chains have shifted them from support roles to the forefront of daily operations. The direct alignment of these activities with planning, scheduling and maintenance also requires the supply chain to react to critical operational changes. BERRIO logistics is recognized as the industry-leading fully integrated supply chain provider supporting plant and asset utilization via improved material visibility and availability from supplier to point of use.
BERRIO logistics offers a wide range of supply chain solutions for the chemical/petrochemical industry:
Inventory Forecasting and Stocking Strategies. BERRIO logistics utilizes proprietary inventory simulation technologies enabling clients to develop inventory stocking strategies based on preventive maintenance programs, critical parts requirements, scheduling requirements and independent demand occurrences. Our clients then execute the strategy that best fits their material availability targets and inventory investment budget.
Replenishment and Deployment. Neovia’s proven expertise includes managing and operating global supply chains and multi-echelon material networks. Our clients benefit from the visibility of inventories across their network, rapid material fulfillment, reduced risk of downtime and cost effectively satisfying material demands.
Performance Monitoring and Analytics. Advanced analytics, such as service loss root cause and corrective action analyses, provide quick decision-making intelligence.
Network Design. Modeling tools use historical data and clients’ strategic inputs to plan the optimal material availability network. Recommended material stocking locations consider supplier lead times, material points of use and risks of availability based on maintenance policies and scheduling procedures. Networks are designed in country, in region and/or globally.
Dynamic Warehousing. Neovia’s clients benefit from cost efficiency driven by dynamic slotting and activity-based location storage. We use actual material demand to control warehouse space requirements, drive labor efficiency (per foot traveled) and reduce warehouse costs.
Transportation. Neovia’s non-asset based transportation solutions enable our clients to use their own carrier base or take advantage of Neovia’s expansive conveyance network. Neovia’s global capabilities include segment and door-to-door delivery across all transportation modes (rail, truck, container, inter modal, ocean, etc.). Additionally, BERRIO logistics completes its transportation service offering by providing freight reconciliation, payment and audit practices.
Supplier Management. Through our service loss analysis tools, BERRIO logistics provides its clients with the evidence of their vendors’ performance. Actual lead-time performance and quality compliance are used to drive improvements in material availability, stocking strategies, vendor selection and investments in working capital. BERRIO logistics uses its proactive expediting techniques to ensure material availability with scheduling requirements.
Yard and Site Management. Many capital-intensive initiatives call for material requirements with long lead times and/or temporary concepts such as yard and tent storage. BERRIO logistics deploys its proven records accuracy management technologies to ensure inventory accuracy and material control.
Other Value-Added Services. Call on BERRIO logistics to provide on-site security services, equipment rental management, parts cataloging, core returns management, job and bill of material kitting, drop zone delivery, among other services.