Resources & Energy

Resource extraction involves any activity that withdraws resources from nature. Examples of extractive industries are hunting, trapping, mining, oil and gas drilling, and forestry. Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth from an ore-body, lode, vein, seam, or reef, which forms the mineralized package of economic interest to the miner. Mining operations can be grouped into five major categories in terms of their respective resources. These are oil and gas extraction, coal mining, metal ore mining, nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying, and mining support activities. The resources industry represents US$ 6 trillion.

The energy industry is the totality of all of the industries involved in the production and sale of energy, including fuel extraction (upstream), manufacturing & refining (midstream), and distribution (downstream). While energy resources are an essential ingredient for all modes of transportation in society, the transportation of energy resources is becoming equally important. Energy resources are frequently located far from the place where they are consumed. Therefore their transportation is always in question. Some energy resources like liquid or gaseous fuels are transported using tankers or pipelines, while electricity transportation invariably requires a network of grid cables.

It can be argued that what is referred to as the "mining industry" is actually two sectors, one specializing in exploration for new resources and the other in mining those resources. SCMO serves both sectors. Strictly on a retained basis, we help exploration companies find creative solutions for resources transportation. On the other hand, mining, oil, and gas companies in operations often have multiple sites in remote locations. We help them acquire logistics knowledge and comply with supply chain best practice, both to serve extraction & processing core business, and to sustain the life base of employees at the site. SCMO advisors are ready to fly wherever you are, both to train your people and complete projects & assignments in logistics, transportation, and supply chain management. In the resources industry, this includes the entirety of the supply chain department, including the procurement aspect.


Services we offer you

Due diligence
M&A integration
Tender management
Interim management
Best standard practice
Subcontractor selection
Supply chain restructuring
Supply chain creative solutions
Supply chain challenges solving
Facilitating customs release of cargo
Continuous operational audit training
Supply chain department restructuring

The following case study demonstrates how SCMO approach has been successfully applied to client issues.

A major mining group needed help to prepare tender documentation and create a contract document. They also required support through the tender management process. The tender was for the yearly transportation of 5,000 TEUs and 10,000 Tons of bulk sea freight, 2,000 Tons of air freight, and 30,000 CBM of trucking for the sustenance of both the mining activities and the 5,000 person city built around the mine in the middle of the jungle. Our advisor flew to the site to collect the necessary data to prepare the RFQ. We accompanied the client during the entire tender process and delivered a state-of-the-art contract document that the chosen subcontractors signed.