Project logistics management is a subset of supply chain management. Considering the discipline of project management for a moment, we see that this overlaps onto supply chain management, insofar as construction of a new facility is concerned: materials and services need to be available when needed by the construction crew. This is illustrated in Figure 1, where the overlap gives rise to the terms ‘project supply chain management’ and ‘project logistics management’. Project logistics is a subset of logistics and project supply chain management a subset of supply chain management.
The primary challenge of project logistics management is to achieve all of the project goals and objectives while honoring the preconceived project constraints. Typical constraints are scope, time and budget. The secondary and more ambitious challenge is to optimize the allocation and integration of inputs necessary to meet pre-defined objectives.
To succeed in this environment, you must be able to respond quickly to events as they occur. Inaccurate forecasts and outdated information can no longer drive transportation decisions. You need the ability to plan up to the very last minute. You need to manage shipments globally. You need to know what is happening at all times. In short, you need to optimize control.
From survey and planning, through optimization to execution and reporting, Wes has been able to build an enviable reputation in this energy sector by taking the time at the outset of the project to fully and properly understand the key project objectives. Thereafter ensuring that optimum resources are placed at the disposal of our project managers enabling them to streamline decision making and reporting process whilst remove all unnecessary barriers to the overall success strategy.