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Optimising supply chains

Finding ways to optimise supply chains
Scott Hawkins
» President, Chief Operating Officer and co-founder
Lesley Cripps
» Group Sales Manager - Energy
» Chapman Freeborn

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Norwegian Petroleum Museum

Come and join your colleagues in Stavanger's oil and gas supply chain community for a free half day conference on oil and gas supply chains, at Stavanger's Petroleum Museum, organised by Finding Petroleum of London.

Learn about interesting new technologies for managing a supply chain, including vendor managed inventory, making your SAP work harder, managing multilocation and multistop supply chains, and using existing data to manage inventory better.

Meet colleagues from companies including GE Oil and Gas, Subsea 7, Statoil, Seadrill, Siemens, Songa Offshore, Transocean, ENI, Technor, Aker Solutions, CGG Veritas, Aibel, FMC and Baker Hughes.

Includes lunch at the Petroleum Museum's restaurant, Bølgen & Moi.

Get some ideas to take back to yoru company, for how you can find ways to improve your supply chain.

This is the second Finding Petroleum conference about supply chains and supply chain technology, building on our first event about optimising supply chains held in Aberdeen on Oct 25th 2011 and our "people and the digital oilfield" conference in Stavanger on October 20th 2012.

Limited places available. Register now to secure your place.


8:00 Welcome coffee
9:30 Don Valentine - Operation Director
Addressing the challenges of an extended supply chain

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Talk Description.
An important objective of the Norwegian petroleum policy has been to develop an internationally competitive oil and gas industry based in Norway. As companies continue to expand their global operations and operate in ever more remote locations the challenges of managing the extended supply chain associated with these activities become more onerous

We will explore effective solutions that can be employed that will allow you to know globally which equipment and materials are critical to operations and their location and status at any given time, helping you to prioritise, manage and expedite these in a timely manner.
Don Valentine is Operations Director at Absoft and head of the company’s Oil & Gas business division. Don has been working in IT within the oil and gas sector for over 20 years and is a specialist in supply chain solution architecture.

Absoft is the leading independent provider of SAP consultancy services and solutions to the upstream Oil and Gas sector in the North Sea and is a SAP partner. Established in 1991 in Aberdeen, we have been delivering business solutions of enduring value to our customers for more than 20 years through the application of technical expertise, best practice and innovation.

To meet demand from operators and oilfield service companies for integrated business solutions that improve operational efficiency and reduce costs Absoft has developed solutions based on SAP best practice. These build on the experience of thousands of successful SAP implementations and incorporate Absoft's in-depth knowledge of oil and gas industry processes. The solutions can be implemented on a module-by -module basis with reduced implementation timescales and costs.

Absoft also offers a complete range of SAP consultancy services, which help companies using SAP to get the most from their software investment, including: implementations, support, process improvements, training, licensing and strategic advice. Our customer base comprises a range of upstream oil and gas companies, from smaller independent operators through to integrated oil and gas majors.
10:00 Scott Hawkins - President, Chief Operating Officer and co-founder
Improving MRO (maintenance, repair, overhaul) inventory management

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Talk Description.
Most oil and gas operators and many contractors have the potential for tremendous improvement in the performance of their MRO inventories. By utilizing leading edge analytics tools to optimize stock, an unusual combination of reduced holding costs and improved inventory service levels is easily achievable. This, in turn, improves equipment up-time and builds trust with maintenance, operations and senior management. The key lies in analyzing and optimizing inventory reorder levels in your ERP system according to strata of criticality, item cost and item usage levels while factoring in inventory related transaction and holding costs. In this way, the performance of the entire supply chain can be improved. We will explore the critical success factors in the use of inventory analytics tools and share insights from relevant case studies.

Scott Hawkins is President, Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of Advanced Supply Chain International, LLC and Asset Management Services, LLC. His responsibilities as a Manager at ASCI have included all aspects of operations, management of ASCI’s web tools development program and other I.T. activities, performance measurement, continuous improvement activities, quality assurance, health/safety/enviro programs, oilfield maintenance planning services, Anchorage warehouse and cross-dock operations, and special oilfield project initiatives.

Prior to his involvement in the creation of ASCI, Mr. Hawkins operated his own business, ERDC, a management-and-economics consulting firm based in Anchorage. In this capacity Mr. Hawkins managed Alaska supplier performance management programs in support of the Alaska oil industry. Mr. Hawkins is also co-founder and managing director of HAI Shirokuma Tours, a tour company specializing in the Japanese visitor market.

In addition to the activities described above, Mr. Hawkins is a founder and past president of the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation, a private, non-profit group devoted to local economic development issues. During his eight years with AEDC, he was involved in promotion of Alaska-based international logistics industries, recruitment of new business investment, and in the creation of the Buy Alaska program.

Prior to his years at AEDC, Mr. Hawkins was corporate economist for Alaska Pacific Bank, later Key Bank of Alaska, where he served on the bank’s senior management committee with primary responsibility for economic analysis and forecasting. He is a former economics instructor at the University of Alaska, Anchorage.

ASCI, a high-performance supply chain operator and asset management company, delivers efficiency and impressive return on investment in asset intensive industries. Based in Anchorage, Alaska, and founded in 1999, ASCI specialize in the remote operations of asset intensive companies. The company enjoys a strong reputation for safety, use of technology and development of highly skilled personnel. Through rigorous performance management and solid execution of plans, ASCI can achieve substantial documented cost savings and service level improvements throughout a client's supply chain.
10:30 Morris R. Iversen - Commercial VP
Caterpillar Logistics Services
Cat Logistics experience managing 650,000 SKUs of spare parts worldwide

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Talk Description.
Cat Logistics' service, developed to manage 650,000 SKUs of spare parts for Caterpillar equipment customers, is now being made available to the oil and gas industry for managing spare parts from other companies.

Caterpillar equipment is usually in use for many years, similar to oil and gas equipment.

Cat Logistics is offering the same service to the oil and gas industry, to manage supply chains for other companies' parts and equipment.

Cat Logistics also developed an inventory simulation tool for use on multi-echelon (multi-dimensional) supply chains, which is being made available to the oil and gas industry

Why inventory management is the key to future growth.
Company Profile:
For over 80 years, Caterpillar Logistics Services, Inc. (Cat Logistics) has provided world class supply chain solutions to its parent company (Caterpillar Inc). Today, Cat Logistics provides the benefits of its considerable experience and know-how to 65 corporations, operating 108 facilities in 25 countries and offers end to end supply chain solutions. Sectors served include automotive, industrial, mining, oil & gas, aerospace, technology, consumer durables, manufacturing logistics and maintenance, repair & operations (MRO).

Key Products:
Caterpillar Logistics Services was formed to help other businesses lower their distribution cost, by drawing on Caterpillar's 80 years of experience in world class global manufacturing, distribution and product support. Our supply chain solutions achieve sustainable gains in operational efficiencies and improving overall financial performance. Offering the most comprehensive and integrated client services framework of any supply chain specialist, Cat Logistics has the power to transform business performance, delivering breakthrough improvements in areas that enable sustained business growth, namely; reduced operating costs, lower inventory levels, improved purchasing leverage, process excellence, optimised business performance, increased customer satisfaction, additional revenue and improved brand loyalty.

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11:00 Break
11:30 Steve Prast - Founder and Managing Partner
EOS Solutions
EOS 3D PDF & 4D Simulation Risk Mitigation

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Talk Description.
When buying parts, it is helpful to be able to view 3 dimensional pdf images of the part you are about to buy, which you can view from different directions and at different scales. This system can be incorporated as part of your ERP system such as SAP.
Mr. Prast is the Founder and Managing Partner of EOS Solutions, LLC, where he has overseen the Company’s growth into a global leader in 4D simulation modeling and 3D visualization technologies. As one of the world’s foremost experts in discrete event simulation software and systems modeling, he has led a number of major 4D simulation projects for clients in the oil and gas, aerospace and defense industries. During nearly two decades of work in the engineering and software development sector, Mr. Prast held senior positions with Dassault Systemes, General Motors and managed a global service and implementation business. He holds a B.S. in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan.

EOS Solutions
EOS Solutions, LLC uses 4D simulation and 3D visualization technology to neutralize the financial risk associated with operating large scale complex systems. The Company's advanced systems modeling techniques produce 4D simulations that make it possible to assess the viability of operational plans prior to making major capital investments. The 4D simulations EOS creates can help you understand any number of issues that may affect the profitability of a project during its life cycle, including: new technology, staffing levels, weather, equipment failure and delivery schedules.
As a global leader in operations research and systems modeling, EOS understands that poor collaboration among cross-functional groups can bring operations to an abrupt halt. That is why EOS offers 3D PDF Converter software to help ensure that critical 3D data moves efficiently throughout the supply chain in a universally accessible format. As the exclusive training, support and service provider for 3D PDF Converter software, EOS is equipped to help you integrate the collaborative power of 3D PDF into every aspect of the design and engineering process.
12:00 Lesley Cripps - Group Sales Manager - Energy
Chapman Freeborn
The Challenges of Aircraft Chartering in the Energy Sector

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Lesley joined Chapman Freeborn Airchartering in January 2005 and has been instrumental in developing the company’s business portfolio in the energy industry - including aircraft charter solutions for heavy and outsize pieces, project cargo, oil spill response, crew rotations worldwide and aviation consultation.

Lesley has nearly 25 years of commercial experience in the cargo aviation industry, having previously held a number of senior business development roles at airlines and freight forwarding companies.

She is also actively involved with the Energy Industries Council - currently as Vice Chair of its Southern Committee.

Chapman Freeborn
Chapman Freeborn is the world's leading air charter service company, with a proven reputation for innovation, expertise and professionalism.

Established in 1973, Chapman Freeborn has over 35 years of experience providing specialised air charter solutions for both passenger and cargo movements. With more than 30 offices strategically located across 6 continents, our global coverage is unparalleled.

Our diverse client base includes major corporations, governments, NGOs and relief agencies, as well as VIPs and prominent figures from the entertainment world.
12:30 Multiple -
Panel Discussion
Which methods of optimising supply chains provide best returns for effort invested?

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Used for panel discussions

Panel Discussion
This is part of our agenda where Finding Petroleum has a panel discussion.
13:00 Lunch
13:45 After lunch - delegates are welcome to visit the Petroleum Museum
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