About Material Management & Logistics

Type: User Documentation 08-Feb-2024 | Siri Benedicte Dahle

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    Effectively oversee and regulate the availability and coverage of material requirements using the PES Material Management & Logistics module. The module incorporates a comprehensive plan with real-time material status updates and provides convenient access to live project statuses. It is grounded in the principles of "Floating Material" and "First Need, First Serve" to guarantee the timely fulfillment of material needs based on specified dates. The platform is shared and features well-documented work processes, enabling seamless preparation, planning, and execution of material needs within a unified system. To optimize logistic processes and ensure accurate data, a bar code system is implemented for all material handling operations.

    This section will give a brief description of functions and features in PES Material Management & Logistics. 

    1. Overall Material Need

    Material need can arise from:

    2. Is Stock Available?

    After a Material need has been raised, we need to check the stock availability.

    Stock: A material ordered/ purchased for a materiall need 

      • Stock register : The Stocks "catalog". The stock Register lists all stocks that can be ordered / utilized in the system.  

      • Stock item register : Inventory list of the stock that is available at the warehouse.
    Not available in Stock ?
    If Stock is not available - a Purchase Request (PR) needs to be raised and the purchaser must place an order. When the goods have been delivered at the Warehouse (Storage) this needs to be by confirmed with a Material Receiving. 

    Stock not listed ? Create New
    Available in Stock
    If a stock is available, a Need Date needs to be confirmed in order to proceed . 

    The system is utilizing Floating Material and First need, first serve philosophy.

    3. Material shipping

    When a Need date has been established, we can start the shipping process 
    of the Material.


    Before sending of the material, stocks need to be packed in e.g a Box , containers, Cargo Carrying Unit (CCU).
    If transport/shipping is needed this is linked to a Material Movement Ticket MMT
    When Materials have been shipped, received and handed out against the Material request (MR), the process is complete. 
    You can Handout the material against one or multiple requests.

    First Need - First Serve

    The first need - first serve philosophy is based on the need date of a material. The earliest need date will get the materials distributed and serve first. Materials distribution is therefor not determined by the order date - if the material is requested with a need date that is earlier by someone else.  

    The procedure is connected to the Material Request Item Statuses settings.



    Example: Material Management & Logistic Work Process  

    Request Material and service 

    Material Receiving. Storage, Packaging and shipping 
    Purchase Request