materials management is a key issue for most supply-line
services. The logistics system does more than merely track
the cargo: It can offer valuable statistics on supplier reliability,
inventory, actual transport performance and any repetition
Managing a supply line is a matter of clear communication, clear
procedures and a creative desire to improve the system. Sogeco
and its shareholders have extensive global experience in supply-line
logistics management and have often suggested innovative solutions
to customers, thereby increasing their efficiency and minimising
|| Warehouse management
in the supply-line is pivotal, as regular supplies must
be forecast rather than betaken for granted. Reliable warehousing
enables inventory control systems to be used to their best
advantage. Vehicle deliveries and loading can be planned
so that there is no lost time and so that equipment cost
Health and Safety is paramount. Sogeco takes this issue very seriously
and has a clear system in operation on all sites.
based, inventory control can constitute the greatest single
cash flow saving to a company.
In developed countries, the focus is usually on “just-in-time” delivery
solutions, calling for detailed operational inventory management.
In developing nations, inventory management depends upon the comparison
between the benefits of inventory stockpiling on the one hand versus
the cost of the materials stored on the other hand. Often, regional
supply bases form a good solution.
Each supply-line has unique inventory requirements and Sogeco is
committed to working closely with each client to identify best
practice for each individual site.
supply-line requirements are globally sourced and the client
demands a logistics provider that can offer a uniform standard
and a clear management procedure at every relevant location.
Sogeco’s shareholder, the Bolloré Group, has a sufficiently
broad range of services and locations to be able to offer this
with confidence. Materials from every part of the globe can be
channelled through a controlled system to any site anywhere in
Mauritania, no matter how remote. Reporting is effected through
a single system, electronic or manual.
to, loading and despatching supply boats is amongst the
many services provided by Sogeco.
Sogeco offers agency and port management for supply boats, seismic
contractors, coastal and offshore subcontractor vessels, FPSO’s,
rigs and drill-ships. It has extensive contacts with port authorities
and, through its key shareholder, the Bolloré Group, has
experience as an independent supply base operator.
Sogeco can also assist with supply-boat chartering and husbandry.
and FPSO Movement
||Each and every
offshore installation has its own unique requirements,
both in terms of physical handling and in terms of dealing
with documentary and governmental requirements. Sogeco
is at your disposal to implement all associated services
and Terminal Management
||The Bolloré Group
operates supply bases and terminals in several African
countries, offering systematically-managed facilities and
production supply logistics to offshore and onshore operations,
seismic contractors and drilling contractors.
The Bolloré Group operates complex terminal management system
for major oil and gas, mining and related construction projects, pipeline projects
and the myriad of associated subcontractor services.
The combination of experienced management and personnel, advanced
tracking and inventory control systems (often web-based), plus
knowledge of the entire supply-line, allows Sogeco and the Bolloré Group
to add value to their services.
|| In addition to
the physical movement of materials, Sogeco can often assist
in providing support services to contractors, construction
engineer and oil & gas and mining principals. Typically this may
imply the hiring of cranes and fork-lift trucks for construction
or refurbishment purposes, but Sogeco can also provide
personnel services such as “meet and greet” at
airports, transportation, crew movement, personal effects’ movement
and travel agency facilities.