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Optimal Supply Chain Management in Oil, Gas, and Power Generation

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by David Jacoby

"Technical managers and engineers will be able to use this book as a reference guide, while supply chain professionals will find it to be a comprehensive and resourceful guide to oil and gas supply chain activities, including tools for managing risks and for defining well balanced supply strategies. The plentiful examples do a good job of making the concepts even more impactful ." --Dr. Hamza Abada, RasGas Ltd.

"As an in-house Supply Chain Management Consultant with thirty years of experience as a practitioner, I welcome this most informative book, and warmly recommend it to anyone who is interested in understanding Supply Chain Management in the energy business." --Gerald Sheils

David Jacoby's highly regarded book addresses the specific supply chain management characteristics and needs of oil, gas, and power companies, and contains a wealth of industry-specific examples.

Jacoby provides a toolbox for large-scale capital expenditure decision making and for transforming capital and operation expenditures to exert a visible financial impact in oil, gas, and power companies. The supply chain risk management decision analysis tools offered by Jacoby will help operators increase economic value added while enhancing safety and stewardship of the environment.

This book is an invaluable reference resource for chief operating officers; chief financial officers; engineers; vice presidents of supply chain, operations, or production; and directors and managers of procurement, purchasing, operations, or materials management.

Features and benefits

  • Cut through generic supply chain concepts and principles to those that have a unique and substantial financial impact on oil, gas, and power operations.
  • Jump to chapters that apply directly to your business -- upstream, midstream, downstream, or power generation.
  • Benchmark your company's operations against peers that have achieved world-class supply chain performance, and emulate their successes.

Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Part 1:
    • Capex project supply chain risk mitigation: Principles and methods
    • Engineering and procurement of equipment and services at minimum total cost and risk
    • Operating and maintenance cost reduction: Principles and methods
    • Operational safety and environment risk management: Principles and methods
  • Part 2:
    • Upstream oil and gas examples
    • Midstream-Œ‹Hydrocarbon transport examples
    • Downstream oil and gas examples
    • Power industry examples
    • Conclusion
  • Appendix A: Bullwhip in the oil and gas supply chain-Œ‹the cost of volatility
  • Appendix B: Common categories of externally purchased equipment and services for the oil, gas, and power industries
  • Appendix C: Glossary of terms, acronyms, and abbreviations
  • Appendix D: Additional resources
  • Index

318 Pages/Hardcover/6x9/November 2012
ISBN10 1-59370-292-2

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