Track materials in capital projects

  • Designed for large-scale construction projects
  • Covers the whole logistics chain from procurement to site installation
  • Shared materials data-base for suppliers, EPC/M contracts, logistics and owners
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Track materials in capital projects

  • Designed for large-scale construction projects
  • Covers the whole logistics chain from procurement to site installation
  • Shared materials data-base for suppliers, EPC/M contracts, logistics and owners
Book a demonstration

Items ordered

Packing lists created

Containers delivered

Shipments booked

Items ordered

Packing lists created

Containers delivered

Shipments booked

Material tracking system for capital projects

 

  • Transparent information on incoming material deliveries
  • Connect suppliers, logistics, EPC/M contractors and owners on the same platform- single point of data entry
  • Find the status and location of a material with single search
  • Support for all material types including piping, bulks, structures, tagged equipment, assemblies and spares

Materials represent the largest expense in capital projects,with substantial investment projects having even hundreds of material suppliers. Purchase order and delivery information is often transferred manually by emails, Excel spreadsheets and phone calls by individuals within the project network.

The Material Handling System (MHS) has been developed to resolve the key issues in tracking materials at remote construction sites, by acting as a common materials data-base. MHS is modern material tracking system for capital projects. 

The software has been developed for project managers, project engineers, procurement, material suppliers, forwarders, contractors, logistics managers and project warehouse managers. 

The Material Handling System has been in use in international capital projects since 2003. The features of the software have been developed with the latest technologies based on collaboration with leading Finnish heavy industry companies. 

Tracking materials in construction

Tracking materials in capital intensive construction projects

Engineering and Procurement

Publishing, handling and managing orders and call-off’s within the projects network. Read more…

Material deliveries

Report details of packages and containers, print delivery documentation and book shipments electronically.  Read more…

Freight forwarder

Provide real-time information on the material delivery to the entire project network with one platform. Read more…

Unloading of cargo

Efficiency to construction site stock management. Mobile delivery receipt processes. Track materials at the warhouse Read more…

Warehouse and assembly

Report and monitor assembly progress in real-time. Read more…

FAQs

Which languages are supported? How fast can the system be deployed? Is the software scalable to different size projects? Read more…

Benefits for the project supply network

  • All parties share the same data base
  • Lean and practical material handling
  • Transparency of information with shipments, containers, packages and orders
  • Easy and fast traceability of goods and equipments
  • Site warehouse management
  • Visual tools for project management
  • Reduced errors by avoiding manual data-transfer between individuals
  • Cloud-based service, no software installations needed
  • All parties share the same data base Coordinating shipments
  • Infromation doesn’t have to be passed via multiple emails and spreadsheets
  • Automatic shipping documents that meet project guidelines
  • Improved customer service
  • Transparency of infromation enables you to track the stages of the delivery, once goods leave your warehouse
  • Efficent communication with purchaser and forwarder
  • Electronic shipment pre-booking Digital technology and RFID
  • Electronic shipment booking with container details
  • Less manual and administrative work- reduce time and costs with shipment planning
  • Improved customer support
  • Competitive advantage through open interfaces
  • Reduce missed shipments and deliveries
  • Transparency of information
  • All parties share the same data base 
  • Up-to-date information on incoming shipments
  • Simple receipt process of incoming shipments (shipments/containers/packages)
  • Easy traceability of equipments and products
  • Tools for warehouse management
  • All parties share the same data base
  • Streamlines process of collecting and locating goods for assembly works
  • Up-to-date infromation of equipment installation status
  • Visual tools for assembly progress management
  • All parties share the same data base
  • Lean and practical material handling
  • Transparency of information with shipments, containers, packages and orders
  • Easy and fast traceability of goods and equipments
  • Site warehouse management
  • Visual tools for project management
  • Reduced errors by avoiding manual data-transfer between individuals
  • Cloud-based service, no software installations needed
  • All parties share the same data base 
  • Infromation doesn’t have to be passed via multiple emails and spreadsheets
  • Automatic shipping documents that meet project guidelines
  • Improved customer service
  • Transparency of infromation enables you to track the stages of the delivery, once goods leave your warehouse
  • Efficent communication with purchaser and forwarder
  • Electronic shipment pre-booking 
  • Electronic shipment booking with container details
  • Less manual and administrative work- reduce time and costs with shipment planning
  • Improved customer support
  • Competitive advantage through open interfaces
  • Reduce missed shipments and deliveries
  • Transparency of information
  • All parties share the same data base 
  • Up-to-date information on incoming shipments
  • Simple receipt process of incoming shipments (shipments/containers/packages)
  • Easy traceability of equipments and products
  • Tools for warehouse management
  • All parties share the same data base 
  • Up-to-date information on incoming shipments
  • Simple receipt process of incoming shipments (shipments/containers/packages)
  • Easy traceability of equipments and products
  • Tools for warehouse management
MHS for efficient communication within the project network

What our customers and partners have to say

 Foster Wheeler Energy supplies power plant and industrial boilers all over the world. The company has more than 600 suppliers worldwide.

The challenge for the company was the timely coordination of goods delivery from hundreds of different suppliers to sites all over the world. The delivery communication was done by fax, phone or e-mail. The stock inventory at different sites was handled manually.

The solution was for Foster Wheeler Energy to implement the use of the Material Handling System (former RPM Manager system) in 2004. The cloud-based software is a communication platform for the supplier and the customer. The software covers communication exchange from the order’s reception till the delivery and instillation at the site.

The benefits are real-time management of the delivery of the goods, quality delivery documents that meet customer standards and ability for both parties to see and be part of the communication and delivery process.

Amec Forster Wheeler Energia Oy

The traceability of products and transparency of information is usually a big challenge in capital projects and therefore the Material Handling System has its place. The concept is well though-out.

Logistics coordinator

The tool really helps project managers, so they know exactly where components are located within the supply chain.

Project manager

The Material Handling System provides real-time infromation to everyone in my organization on how we are proceeding with a delivery to a client.

Material supplier

The electornic shipment bookings are exteremly useful for us. The detailed container specifications save us a lot of administrative work.

Freight forwarder

The software supports our daily operations at the project site.

Project Coordinator

The Material Handling System is intuitive and easy to use.

Warehouse manager

The Material Handling System is much more flexible than an ERP software. The software is easy to use.

Project Engineer

Sample MHS users over the years

Improve materials tracking processes with MHS

Advantages of material tracking system in capital projects

Word from our CEO

A huge amount of work has been done to solve the major issues with material deliveries to construction sites- including on-site interviews with hundreds of project management professionals, brainstorming sessions, piloting of new work practices and incorporating wireless technologies in every-day work at construction sites. The system has been developed over the years with leading Finnish heavy industry companies including ABB Oyj, Andritz Oy, Metso Paper Oyj, Sandvik Mining and Construction Oy, Wärtsilä Oy, Sumitomo SHI FW and many others. The Material Handling System is a result of over 20 years of work. The system has been in use in capital projects since 2004.

Petri Kiianlinna

CEO, LogiNets

Frequently Asked Questions

I am only interested in certain modules of the material tracking system, do I have to purchase the entire software?

No, the software is easily scalable to your organizations needs. Our project consultants can recommend modules based on your needs.

Does using the material tracking system require software installations?

No, the material tracking system is offered as a cloud-based service. This means that you can access the software from any browser. You aren’t required to download, update or install software.

What size capital projects have used the software?
The material tracking system is scalable for different size projects. The smallest projects have had around 50 containers delivered, while larger projects have received over 5000 containers.

Who can use the material tracking system?

There are four different basic user roles in the material tracking system:

  • Project office (EPC/M contractors)
  • Material suppliers
  • Warehouse managers and project site staff
  • Logistics service providers

How are new users trained to use the material tracking system?
There are two different options for training new users to use the material tracking system, based on your budget and rescources (project office staff, EPC/M contractors, suppliers and project site employees):

User trainings can be provided for key users within your organization. These key users will be responsible for on-boarding new users to the project and the MHS software. On-boarding videos and user training materials will be provided.
LogiNets can arrange weekly online training sessions for new users via Teams.

What types of reports does the material tracking system include?
The material tracking system includes the following reports:

  • Incoming deliveries
  • Master shipping
  • Containers
  • Packages
  • Follow-up reports
  • Assembly monitoring

Answers to more FAQs here.

LogiNets Oy is a reliable partner

Need helping find a material tracking system that suits you?

After reaching out to us, your organization will be assigned to a project consultant, who will work with you to identify your organization’s challenges with materials management. Based on the consultation, we can demonstrate the modules in the Material Handling System which best fit your needs.

    Quotations and offers will be made based on the modules you need, integration requirements with your existing systems and the level of customer support you require for your project. You will work with the same project consultant from your first contact until your capital project construction is complete. Now we can begin tracking materials in your project efficiently!

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