Costs & Strategic Sourcing
Delivering solutions that support sourcing decisions and help clients manage costs across the oil, gas and power value chains.
IHS Costs and Strategic Sourcing services deliver analysis and insight on activities throughout the value chain, enabling clients to more efficiently manage the sourcing of project materials and services, operating and capital costs, and spending strategy to achieve a decisive and sustainable competitive advantage.
IHS Costs and Strategic Sourcing (C&SS) solutions provide timely and objective cost, spend, and deliverability data, analysis, and forecasts on more than 30 categories of critical E&P capital equipment and services. Managers of supply chains, procurement, and spend by category; analysts and market intelligence professionals all benefit from C&SS information and insight to ensure more predictable project deliveries, better sourcing/procurement decisions, and improved bottom-line savings.More
IHS monitors and collects data and forecast information on project and operating costs for offshore and onshore field developments, as well as downstream oil and gas and power projects. Clients receive timely, objective, third-party information on prices, costs, market fundamentals and forecasts, enabling them to stay current on competitive terms and deliverability, on which suppliers are the best fit for strategic relationships, and on how to gain leverage in negotiations. IHS Costs and Strategic Sourcing is a comprehensive service for businesses that need to evaluate program-level data and weighted matrix criteria, providing insight on successful management in challenging supplier markets and cost environments.Less
Who uses IHS Costs and Strategic Sourcing solutions? How?
- Supply chain and category managers and analysts
- Project procurement
- Strategic planners and lead cost estimators/planners
- Supply chain planning, sourcing strategy development, and supplier relation management
- Sourcing/procurement/contracting strategy planning and execution
- Monitor, forecast, and manage major capital investment and operating costs
Challenges within the market
The scarcity of skilled labor has boosted wages worldwide. Projects that were economically viable a year ago may no longer be attractive, as the costs of building upstream oil and gas facilities may continue to rise over and above inflation for the foreseeable future. Premium steels are no longer readily available in some markets. In others, rig rates have shot up drastically in response to the growing number of well programs.More
In the current climate of extreme market volatility and economic uncertainty, can your company afford not to have C&SS critical information and insights on supply chain and project costs?
Understanding costs, spending, and supply bottlenecks and opportunities dramatically affects an organization’s ability to effectively execute its E&P plan and manage its operational needs. IHS Costs and Strategic Sourcing services deliver analysis and knowledge on the wide range of required capital and operating categories in the oil and gas and power business landscape to enable clients to respond quickly and effectively to changes in the market.Less
IHS Costs and Strategic Sourcing helps clients with:
Cost monitoring and planning:
- Measure your company's cost performance against the industry benchmark
- Determine the key drivers for costs
- Forecast project and operating cost development
- Assess regional and country-level differences and requirements
- Create cost development scenarios
Strategic sourcing/category management:
- Identify supply bottlenecks and opportunities
- Manage lead times and capital equipment deliveries
- Develop sourcing strategies per critical spend category
- Break down costs by category
- Assess and track suppliers
- Understand your bargaining position
- Identify and assess the commercial models
- Understand underlying cost component developments
- Negotiate contract escalation clauses
- Manage local content requirements
Why use IHS Costs and Strategic Sourcing solutions?
Could your business benefit from access to strategic spend analysis while managing costs in a suppliers market?
IHS Costs and Strategic Sourcing will help you evaluate the signposts of market shifts, identify the most important drivers of market and category price movements, and importantly obtain the insight to take corrective action to minimize commercial impact.
We can help you navigate the options—whether to lock in crew and equipment for smooth operations or to consider spot market purchasing services in fluctuating market conditions—and to evaluate the challenges associated with sourcing quality and reliability.
As service providers take advantage of the tight market, operators must manage the cost and spend risks of long-term investment plans and operational improvement programs. IHS can help operators mitigate this risk by delivering in-depth analysis, regular industry and market updates by category, and the insight to support informed decisions.
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+44 (0) 1344 328 300