Logistics The goal of our logistics group is to support and ensure the successful transportation of goods to the jobsite. We combine professional knowledge of inventory management, purchasing, transportation and warehousing. Planning includes activities such as materials handling, route surveys, mode of transportation, heavy lift, packaging, documentation and import/export regulatory compliance. Materials Management The materials management group is responsible for all receiving activities, including the lay-down yard and warehouse activity on a project. Material management becomes involved early on in the project life cycle. During the proposal stage, a detailed plan is produced outlining key requirements for outdoor, indoor and climate-controlled spaces. During execution, focus is placed on ensuring proper documentation to plan for efficient delivery of goods to the jobsite. Once received, the goods are stored and/or released to construction. Supplier Diversity Black & Veatch is committed to finding diverse suppliers and business partners. Working with minority-, women- and veteran-owned organizations, as well as other underrepresented enterprises, improves economic development, environmental sustainability, public health and safety, and enhances community services. Corporate Social Responsibility We offer solutions that conserve resources through prudent practice, reuse and waste minimization, and we encourage project suppliers and subcontractors to adopt sustainable practices that support client needs. We work diligently to manage facilities and operations to safeguard the environment. We also actively promote health, safety and security in the workplace and continually evaluate sustainable practices adopted by our suppliers and subcontractors during the pre-qualification process, requiring them to complete and sign a Corporate Social Responsibility form prior to being approved for use. Procurement Office Locations Overland Park, Kansas; Cary, North Carolina; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Conyers, Georgia; Dublin, California; Lake Oswego, Oregon; Centennial, Colorado; Redhill, UK; Beijing, China; Pune, India; Bangkok, Thailand. 0 Related Insights The Evolution of Project Delivery: The How and Why There are an estimated 240,000 water main breaks every year in the United States, and those ruptures waste between 14 percent and 18 percent of the nation's drinking water. Aging infrastructure is primarily to blame, as an estimated 40 percent of U.S. water and wastewater pipes are beyond their life expectancy, notes a recent article in WaterWorld. The article goes on to say that half of forecasted capital expenditures by water providers will cover new installation and rehabilitation of underground infrastructure The Data to Water Connection The annual Strategic Directions Report series offers analysis and insights into key issues and trends facing the smart cities and utilities, electric, natural gas, and water utility sectors. Water Meets "New Energy": Surging Renewables Has Utilities Eyeing Alternative Power Sources As the nexus of water and "new energy" becomes more common in the water sector's lexicon, Black & Veatch's 2019 Strategic Directions: Water Report survey shows that water and wastewater plant operators are embracing "master plans" meant to optimize their energy use. Amid Climate Change Worries, the Question: What to do With Too Much Water? With Grid Modernization, Utilities Poised For Most Visible Transformation The annual Strategic Directions Report series offers analysis and insights into key issues and trends facing the smart cities and utilities, electric, natural gas, and water utility sectors. Collaborate with our Procurement team. Complete a short form to request more information and a specialist will contact you.