30 Nov 2017

Aggreko chooses Q-Pulse from Ideagen to manage its global supply chain

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Aggreko will use software from Ideagen to manage its extensive global supplier chain.

The world’s leading provider of mobile, modular power and heating and cooling has purchased Ideagen’s flagship Q-Pulse software to manage its global supplier base in 200 locations around the world.

Aggreko expects Q-Pulse to help further improve its processes, including saving time and costs for Aggreko’s customers in more than 100 countries.

“A company of our size, and with our global reach, needs a state of the art supplier management system,” said Martin Dolan, Aggreko’s Global Head of Supplier Quality and Development.

“Q-Pulse provides us with a central quality management system that will allow us to control the quality, performance and development of our suppliers.

“We have offices, depots and service centres in more than 200 locations, so being able to manage our equipment efficiently in all those places helps us to bring our services to customers even more effectively, quicker and cost efficiently than ever.”

Aggreko supplies mobile, modular power generation and heating and cooling equipment and services to a broad range of industries, including oil and gas, petrochemical and refining, events, manufacturing, utilities, construction and food and beverage, among others.

The Q-Pulse project will see the software implemented at operational hubs based on each major continent with a new global procurement team managing each region from their respective hubs.

Q-Pulse software will enable around 200 supplier surveillance audits per year. Aggreko will carry out regular calibration and asset maintenance assessments of equipment currently in use by its suppliers. Live data from the system will also enable Aggreko management to assess trends and potential risks from across the business quickly and efficiently.

“This is a huge project for us, so we need the correct systems and tools in place. We strongly believe that Q-Pulse is that tool. We’re excited to work with Ideagen and Q-Pulse. Our key processes are scheduled to be up and running globally by the end of 2017, so we expect to see immediate benefits and a quick return on our investment,” said Martin.

“The power to have live data globally will allow us to instantly act on emerging trends. Q-Pulse will help us to be more risk-averse in our approach to how we manage data. It will present us with live data from our manufacturing processes, highlight trends within that data and spark that will help us identify potential issues before they develop into more serious operational problems.”