Partners to Our Mining Customers Where and When They Need Us Most
Severe competition and commodity prices are forcing mining companies to reduce production costs, limit capital expenditures, and in many cases, run assets beyond their recommended maintenance intervals as a trade-off for higher levels of production. Additionally, companies have begun extracting deposits in remote locations where natural resources are high and labor costs are low. This shift in strategy requires mining companies to evaluate the total landed cost of production assets and supply materials. Supply chains are now challenged to optimize material availability based on supplier geographies and longer lead times. Production performance and operational effectiveness are now directly related to how well the supply chain is integrated within the strategy.
Neovia’s proven ability to support operations in remote locations provides mining companies with the opportunity to capitalize on the cost structure in these areas while meeting production output requirements.
BERRIO logistics offers a wide range of supply chain solutions to its mining customers:
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 mining customers benefit from the visibility of inventories across their networks, tractability of any part within our system, 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 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, Neovia’s 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.
Performance-Based Logistics. Our advanced analytical tools help our clients establish meaningful metrics and compare actual performance to contractual obligations. Our intelligent processes combined with our systems support effective performance and life cycle management.
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.