Upon arrival on site the contractor immediately identified a lack of accurate information relating to construction materials. Data mismatches existed between materials in current work packs, laydown yard inventories, and materials still with fabricators.
Information surrounding material handling was stored and processed using bloated spreadsheets. These were full of inconsistent data, and included thousands of line items. It was clear that by the time these spreadsheets were updated and shared with construction teams, the data was already outdated.
There was a need to quickly take control of materials management, stocktakes and inventory levels. Materials that jeopardised workpack or testpack completion needed to be identified long before due completion dates.
It was clear that an improved tracking solution was required to provide continuous visibility on all construction materials, their status and availability. Additionally, this system needed to mould around pre-existing procedures, plugging gaps in the process. With a labour force approaching capacity, fast implementation was required without generating unnecessary extra work.