Materials Management Group (MMG) combines leading materials tracking technology with logistics expertise to deliver a smart, strong and flexible materials management function for construction and operational activities.
Project owners and contractors looking for more efficient and reliable planning and delivery of equipment and materials will get more value using MMG:
MMG provides a complete materials management service that supports owners, contractors and suppliers to achieve a combined successful outcome:
Our 3 pillars of Technical, Operations and Field Services expertise give clients a unique blend of innovative technology and best practice project logistics that generates value greater than the sum of its parts.
Our Technical capability is the strength, intellect and overarching conduit that binds the Materials Management Group and its Operations and Field Services pillars
Operations includes the very visible physical movement of materials and equipment, and due to the high focus this aspect attracts and the heavy reliance on Operations to achieve project success
Our Field Services personnel manage the procurement, expediting, supplier quality, logistics and site materials control elements of a project
Our Technical capability is the strength, intellect and overarching conduit that binds the Materials Management Group (MMG) and its Operations and Field Services pillars. Our Technical systems are proven on remote and multi-location projects, having been developed for and used on delivery projects with an international footprint in several global regions.
MMG systems facilitate consistent data capture and reporting on all materials and equipment for a project or operation. MMG's Technical success and the associated benefits are, to a large degree, based on systems and IP that is owned and developed in-house by MMG. This capability is unique within the project delivery environment, and one that differentiates Materials Management Group from engineering consultancy firms or pure logistics service providers.
MMG's Technical activities begin with engagement at the project Concept stage. At this point we identify project specific systems, data and reporting options. From equipment and tag number identification during the pre-feasibility stage, MMG systems consistently track materials through subsequent project stages, up to and including operational asset management. MMG systems can be tailored to individual project requirements. Typically, this process will begin from Bill of Materials receipt and proceed through Work Pack or procurement package identification, PO tracking, expediting, through the fabrication stages, QA and shipping release, transport and delivery to the end user. MMG Technical capability includes compatibility with project and engineering systems such as Primavera 6, 3D, 4D modelling.
Operations includes the very visible physical movement of materials and equipment, and due to the high focus this aspect attracts and the heavy reliance on Operations to achieve project success, our Operations begin at the Concept stage of a project to ensure all client drivers, goals and expectations are documented and planned for effective delivery. During the project Concept phase, our Operations begin the logistics task identification, budget planning and logistics contracting strategies.
Our route identification supports modularisation efficiency reviews by working with internal and external stakeholders, including government agencies, port authorities, heavy lift shipping, heavy haulage and other logistics service provider input which is analysed for cost and schedule efficiencies, under our management.
Our freight brokerage services cover international and domestic transport for an expected range of hot shot, containerised, within gauge and over dimensional break-bulk project requirements. Our detailed freight quotations include options of mode, priority, methodology and pricing for client approval and our management of the movement. As an independent entity, MMG is able to source domestic and global logistics service providers and analyse costs and delivery methodologies to best meet a client’s project drivers, whether it be schedule, price or design driven criteria. Through this process we are able to structure a tailored logistics solution to meet each client’s individual needs. MMG will manage the ongoing logistics service provider deliverables as part of our project responsibility, which provides a project ownership perspective of the freight movements.
We recognise shutdown planning and contractor mobilisation and demobilisation play an important part whether it be required in construction or operational phases, and as such our Operations include planning and delivery to cover these important activities.
Our personnel are all mobile, with work performed in international points of origin, load and discharge ports, or final receival sites.
MMG Field Services personnel manage the procurement, expediting, supplier quality, logistics and site materials control elements of a project. These activities are supported by MMGs Technical capability, which ensures consistent data capture and reporting, from a projects concept stage to operations.
MMG Field Services work with clients to generate and administer project-specific plans, procedures and documentation. This ensures a measurable level of quality in MMG Field Services activities. Client authorisation gateways are applied to all Field Services activities, including procurement, expediting, supplier quality, logistics and site materials control.
MMG Field Services can manage purchase order pre and post award activities:
Supplier prequalification • Bidders list generation • Request for quote • Tender management • Recommendation for approval • Purchase order placement • Expediting • Supplier quality • Logistics • Site materials control.
MMG Field Services recognise shutdown planning, emergency response (transporting critical mechanical replacement items, casualty evacuation) and contractor mobilisation/demobilisation play an important part in any operation. Therefore, MMG Field Services include planning and administration to cover these activities.
MMG Field Services understand each project will have its own unique requirements. MMG are able to operate in a client-led procurement environment. Alternatively, we can utilise MMG procedures, documentation and technology to carry out the procurement, expediting, supplier quality and site materials control elements of a project.
MMG Field Services personnel are all domestically and internationally mobile. With the latest technology, MMG Field Services can pursue their project role in client offices, project offices, international origin points, load and discharge ports and at the site or end users facilities.