The roll-out of BOC’s Cylinder Tracking System, which will electronically record and track the location, movement and content of every BOC cylinder in the UK and Ireland, was inaugurated at a ceremony in Aberdeen today (25 April).
Nathan Palmer, BOC’s Director of Bulk and Packaged Gases, presented a certificate to Stan Rennie, Operations Manager of Aberdeen-based Oil States Industries (UK), the recipients of the first officially-tracked industrial gas cylinder in the country. Oil States Industries provides engineering services to the oil and gas industry worldwide.
The ceremony also marked the completion of a three-year project by BOC to develop a system robust enough to track its inventory of several million cylinders in the UK, while flexible enough to deal with the different ways in which customers buy products and services from the company, a member of the international Linde Group.
“Up to the minute accurate information about inventory is vitally important in today’s fast moving business environment,” noted Nathan Palmer. “BOC supplies every sector of the UK economy and we have many customers for whom our products are business-critical. So we have developed this system as an additional service to help all our customers manage their stock holdings more easily and efficiently.”
Stan Rennie of Oil States Industries (UK), said: “This will streamline our own internal inventory and tracking. Audit is an increasingly important part of every business and this additional service will help simplify these processes. It will enable us to keep closer control of our inventory and optimise our ordering and administration functions.”