Consulting: Procurement

Process changes can greatly affect the success of any organization. A professional evaluation can highlight problem areas and diagnose strengths and weaknesses in any procurement organization.

Our team will help you to identify:
  • Non-value added, intensive activities and help you to streamline it, automate it or eliminate it all together.
  • Areas in the procurement process where Best Practice Guidelines are not currently being utilized.
  • Process improvements utilizing Guidelines of Best Practices to enhance the procurement functions currently performed
  • Enhanced opportunities through smarter Vendor Management.

Consulting: Warehousing

Oil Patch can comprehensively review and develop modern warehouse/distribution center facilities and the associated business processes to provide maximum service to customers.

Whether improving an existing facility or designing a new facility, we will apply our considerable design experience and proven "best-practices" to develop the optimal layout and flow within a short period of time.

Management of the warehouse environment is a crucial part of most companies' survival, recovery, and/or growth. The modern warehouse/distribution center is the central operation in most logistics networks. Whether connected to a plant or as a stand alone facility, cross-dock operation, single-line or multiple-line mixing facility, the warehouse must not only efficiently perform the classic storage and shipping functions, but often also handle final assembly, kitting, samples, returns, pricing, and other special value-added services.

We have extensive experience in helping companies keep up with the dramatic changes in warehouse/distribution center operations. Our team combines on-the-floor data gathering with sophisticated modeling techniques to produce and implement warehouse/distribution center operation plans that provide increased savings and reliability for tomorrow while keeping the inventory moving today.

Within Warehouse/Distribution Center Services, we specialize in the following:
  • Warehouse/Distribution Center Design and Layout - Stimulate warehouse operation improvements
  • Deliver improved physical layouts and operating plans for distribution centers; emphasizing materials flow, staffing and equipment
  • Design new facilities or redesign existing operations
  • Benchmark warehouse operations and costs
  • Develop labor productivity audits
  • Assess operating procedures, update work standards & management productivity control systems
  • Establish and maintain productivity standards
  • Perform analysis and recommend materials handling systems
  • Specify material handling & storage equipment, and warehouse automation
  • Evaluate the need for outsourcing