As part of securing the future of Brisbane’s growing economic hub, there was a need to upgrade the key road corridor servicing the Port of Brisbane, the Port of Brisbane Motorway and associated infrastructure. BMD, Seymour Whyte Joint Venture team was awarded the contract, and Blackwoods SmartStock was right there to assist throughout the construction.
To ensure construction was not halted and the project was delivered on time, it was critical that all supplies required to facilitate work were available immediately onsite when required. Existing methods of sourcing consumable supplies was seen to be inefficient, unreliable and costly to manage.
SmartStock provided a lean, flexible and reliable onsite store solution that reduced capital outlay, controlled spend, reduced administration costs and removed end of project obsolescence.
The facility included a semi-permanent facility supported by mobile warehouses for bulk storage. The store was managed by experienced Blackwoods SmartStock site facilitators on a full time basis throughout the term of the project.
The integration of an automated replenishment and stock forecasting system, daily deliveries from the distribution centre and a dedicated project vehicle ensured the stock profile was replenished seamlessly with no disruptions to the project and goods were available at all times when needed. An incredible 150 vendors and 2500 individual parts were sourced by Blackwoods SmartStock to support demands during the project period.
Through a positive collaborative effort and transfer of knowledge, the Blackwoods SmartStock onsite facilitators, procurement and construction teams were able to provide a complete procurement, supply and logistics solution. The key result was efficient supply performance and significant financial savings.