Best Practice in Industrial Gases – A Messer view


JUST over a year ago Messer established a company specifically to manage the cylinder assets within the group and improve the efficiency of the cylinder procurement and internal supply processes to its subsidiaries. Today the new company is enjoying its success and serving its subsidiaries better than ever.

According to Messer GasPacks managing director, Alexander Kriese, cylinder pooling or asset management is part of a more comprehensive plan to optimize the supply chain in order to reduce the total cost, and so far the effort has exceeded all expectations.

He said: There are more than 4000 different cylinder items within the group and that is one of the reasons why the new system will lead to reasonable cost savings by reducing this wide portfolio.

Transactions are challenging, he continued, but the system is working and the subsidiaries have become gradually confident on the benefits of cylinder pooling such as provision of the appropriate amount, size, quality of cylinders through the operational and back up cylinder pooling system and related cylinder services.

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