Scope of Work:
Global Partner Solutions was tasked to work on a Procurement Project Management to oversee all supply chain functions of a major mining company. The objective was to provide on-site strategic and tactical functions for Procurement, Expediting, Traffic, Logistics, Supplier surveillance, and Quality Inspection coordination.
GPSI provided a complete staffing and management solution to meet the revised targets following an external audit.
The list of activities of the team included:
- The development and management of the procurement processes and procedures, strategic negotiations, and logistics strategies for the inbound freight
- The implementation of a receiving plan to meet the construction and erection schedules
- The management of the procurement process for all the equipment and materials on a global basis including the management of the logistics for the CNR supplied material
- The coordination of the pre-assembly and logistics for a 3.8KM conveyor including a total of 6,000 metric tons of steel structures.
The team successfully managed the material requiring in-transit pre-assembly or sequence staging. The plan included a delivery strategy for 1,300 truckloads for the complete conveyor including over 900 wide loads from 2 different locations for a total of 3,000 inbound transports to site during the construction phase.
GPSI received a subsequent mandate to re-organize the inventory locations, drop points at site and the re-identification of previously received material. The process was done in 3 months following 4 months slow-down and material being buried under snow for 5 months. GPSI completed a re-gridding for receiving of materials, storage areas and new drop points at site, to restart construction.