1. What is our Purpose?
We provide you with the ability to identify and resolve Materials Management “pain points” which will improve your productivity. We provide a unique technology based modern supply chain management package which will provide you, the client, with clear and accurate “mission critical” visibility of the materials required for your scope. We can provide the traceability of a bulk order or on an individual item and track it from the manufacturer’s warehouse to the installation on site providing updates on the status in real-time. We can also advise on any potential delays, overages, shorts or damages on a real-time basis preventing delays in the field.
We can work with your suppliers to set up the tracking of materials before they leave their warehouse. We can provide a customized receiving and issuing process. We can also refine the materials delivery status to improve project readiness. We can provide a current inventory list in-house as well as organizational wide.
Our objective is to provide the most accurate materials management reporting by streamlining the receiving, issuing and installation of materials for both the contractor and the client’s business units using the latest most advance RFID technology to ensure the project’s completion on time and on budget
2. How do you know if Uplands Services Inc. is right for your project?
Are these your pain points?
o Have contractors filed costly claims due to the lack of materials being available or fit for installation?
o Do you have multiple contractors trying to perform materials management using multiple programs?
o Is your materials management contractor’s sole focus on materials or are they stretched thin covering off all aspects of EPC?
o Is your current materials management system utilizing RFID, Bar-coding, & GPS technology?
o Do you know exactly what you vendors and fabricators are shipping to you?
o Are the fabricated goods being shipped in the correct order?
o Are you fabricators shipping all the incidental items (child tags & ship loose) with the main structure?
o When incidental materials are shipped are they included and visible in the bill of materials?
o Do your vendors provide weekly updates for deliveries via a vendor portal?
o Are you able to perform a vendor performance reviews using your current system?
o Does it take more than 48 hours for materials to be received?
o Are your Over Shortage and Damaged reports being resolved within 24- 48 hours?
o Have items been removed from their locations and moved without locations being updated?
o Are items leaving the warehouse & laydown without being recorded in real time?
o Are you regularly seeing non materials people in the laydown and warehouses unescorted?
o Are you reordering materials because items can’t be located?
o Are you reordering materials because your readiness review was not kept up to date?
o Are your employees spending their time trying to find materials and not doing the job you hired them for?
o Are you able to locate all materials in your laydown and warehouse after they have been delivered? How about 2 weeks later?
o Are you getting strong materials reporting that is less than 24 hours old?
o Do you have visibility of current inventories across your organization?
o When critical materials and equipment are delivered to you project are you alerted by an automated e-mail?
o Do you know exactly what you contractor has requested, received, and scheduled to receive?
o Are your contractor’s requests in alignment with the build schedule? How do you know?
o Do you trust your current inventory reports?
o Are your contractors constantly complaining about materials delays?
3. What will you gain by teaming with Uplands Services?
o Solid strategies that reflect the ideals of the owners and stake holders
o Modern Materials Management and readiness systems.
o Single contractor who expertise’s is materials and supply chain management.
o Owner visibility of materials and the individual item status.
o Customized receiving and issue process.
o Unbiased and clear method of reporting.
o Reduction of reordering materials due to lack of materials locations.
o Understanding materials delivery status to improve project readiness.
o Projects controls visibility of materials receiving and issuing.
o Contractor visibility of materials for builds.
o Vendor ability to receive accurate Over Short & Damage (OS&D) reports with clear description of materials status and ability to have resolution to OS&D’s within 24 – 48 Hours.
o Management oversight of contractor progress reporting.
o Detailed preservation program ensuring OEM continued warranty for post start-up.
o Significant cost savings due to increased visibility and reduction of duplicate manpower
o Unbiased receiving and reporting due to no affiliation with EP or EPC organizations.
4. When does Uplands Services Inc. get engaged in your project?
Uplands Services Inc. can be engaged at any point of a project but ideally the initial planning stages would be optimal. We are able to help develop your materials management plan as well as a procurement and contracts strategy, We can also develop the readiness Review KPI to ensure the contractors and vendors are able to perform their work uninterrupted after mobilization.
5. Where can we work?
Uplands Services Inc. can work anywhere in North America. We are equal opportunity employers.
6. What else can we do for you?
Uplands Services Inc. is a supply chain specialty company. Our core values are to provide the highest level of professional supply chain services with the major focus on materials management.
We understand that the largest risk to any project is the timely and accurately delivery of materials to the installation contractor(s). Upland’s Services has consolidated best industry practices with the latest dynamic materials management software and hardware to provide the optimum solutions to your Materials Management issues such as late or missing materials, damages, back orders, contractor claims for delays or the lack of preservation.