The Materials department has 230 employees. The majority work in the warehouse area and are in charge of the custody and delivery of inventory. sister companies and it is responsible for making major purchases in the United States and shipping the materials to Colombia. Additionally, there is a team of 10 purchasers who specialize in major supply and service contracts. The warehouse area is responsible for maintaining the databases that account for the supplies in stock. According to Ahrens, they currently have a total of 230 million dollars in materials, more than 60,000 items, and they receive and deliver up to 80 million gallons of fuel annually. They are responsible for moving up to 80,000 tons of ammonium nitrate and store up to 800 spare tires sized for CAT 777 and CAT 793 trucks. The warehouse assistants’ main task is to receive, store and deliver material in inventory, particularly for the Maintenance and Production Departments, and to keep the corresponding records in the Peoplesoft inventory system up-to-date. Finally, the imports and logistics team is made up of 13 employees. The purpose of this area is to process the necessary permits with customs to import products from abroad. This group has the enormous responsibility of complying with all rules and regulations that govern the importing process, ensuring speedy clearance by customs and release to Drummond’s operations. www.drummondltd.com 15 Effective communication enables coordination of all processes which is essential to provide the necessary precision to our operation.
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