Skip to the main content.
Contact us Book a demo
Contact us Book a demo

2 min read

Control Costs and Optimize Productivity with Digital Materials Management

Control Costs and Optimize Productivity with Digital Materials Management

The manner in which materials are managed impacts all phases of project and asset lifecycles. Effective materials management improves project outcomes in terms of cost, productivity and even environmental footprint. When materials are well managed, construction and maintenance projects are more likely to have successful outcomes. Materials workflows can be the ideal places to start in digitally transforming construction or infrastructure maintenance projects because it's an easy win.

 

The Paperless Warehouse

Processes related to materials, such as warehouse management, still too often rely on paper-based information and manual processes that are error-prone and lead to poor project outcomes. For those sectors that continue to lag behind in digital maturity, comprehensive digital materials management is an accessible place to embark on a digital transformation journey. 

Controlling materials processes is challenging and easily results in shipping errors, delays and losses. One of the main challenges revolves around the need to properly identify items in the face of varied naming terminologies and the need to preserve uniqueness. Ideally, materials would be able to be tracked starting with fabrication all the way through to installation and beyond. This is possible.

MODS Connect includes a comprehensive paperless materials management solution. Cloud-based, MODS Connect Materials uses QR codes and intrinsically safe handheld devices to control materials processes for both onshore and offshore (or other remote) projects.

Paperless, digital systems for managing materials are not all cut from the same cloth. Cloud-based materials management software makes the status and traceability of materials available to everyone involved in a project, whether they are office or site staff. Digital paperless systems ensure transparent and accurate reporting that is light on administration. It is collaborative and improves the visibility of materials management, improving regulatory compliance and productivity.

 

The Material Value of Digital Inventory Management

EPC groups and owner-operators exist in a competitive climate. Thousands of drawings, plans, documents and certificates - when in paper - open up information management to vulnerabilities including miscommunication, confusion and lapses in safety of compliance.  To remain commercially viable and maintain infrastructure over long periods of time, the adoption of technological solutions as part of a digital transformation strategy is essential to remain viable and meet long-term business objectives.

The easy-to-adopt MODS Connect Materials reduces costs throughout both CAPEX and OPEX phases, helping to institutionalize operational excellence in organizations. Utilizing 3D technology, automation and advanced workflow processes, MODS Connect provides a simple, efficient and secure paperless system that positively impacts project outcomes.

 

MODS Connect for Connected Materials Delivery

Sometimes, it is good to have your head in the clouds. MODS Connect software resides in the Cloud and offers a comprehensive materials management solution for visibility, traceability and informed decision-making.

MODS Connect Materials excels with an intuitive UI/UX as a virtual warehouse manager, linking to your portfolio of warehouses and clients. When populated with additional material line items, each material is mapped to the relevant client and all data are visible from both the web-based and mobile app so that all stakeholders - whether office, warehouse or site-based - are aware of status.

Compatibility with handheld devices ensures personnel can easily update and back up the virtual warehouse. Regardless as to where materials are in the value-and-supply chains, from fabrication through to installation and beyond, MODS Connect provides traceability, transparency and integrity of materials management. 

Customizable and compatible with existing third-party applications, MODS Connect Materials can integrate with, for example, an in situ PO generation system, so that ROI can be realized off the shelf. 

 

 

To improve the ROI of your EPC projects, check out MODS Connect Materials.

Work Packs: Then and Now

Work Packs: Then and Now

Work packages, or work packs as they’re more commonly called, are the instruction manuals for works required across the...

Read More
AWP Tips and Tricks

AWP Tips and Tricks

Here is a checklist of items to get Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) implementation off on the right footing. It is not a complete list but covers...

Read More
Ten Lessons for Successful AWP Implementation

Ten Lessons for Successful AWP Implementation

MODS develop award-winning Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) tools and work alongside global partners to deploy AWP on everything from mega-projects to

Read More