When we think of business trips, what usually springs to mind is a domestic or international flight between two capitals, a few nights in a hotel, and a couple of taxi rides.
But this one-traveler approach is alien for travel managers and arrangers in the Energy, Resources, and Marine industries. A typical trip involves moving large numbers of people from various locations to some of the most remote places in the world. There’s a lot to coordinate for a lot of people. Think scheduled flights, charter flights, ground transport, hotels, and company worksite accommodation.
Delays and mistakes are just not an option A failure with crew rotation could cost a company millions in penalties and lost productivity.
To avoid that, employ an integrated workforce management solution instead. Here are four key benefits.
1. Boost efficiency – Process information from a single system and user interface, not multiple systems.
2. Optimize cost – Reduced complexity leads to fewer errors and a more efficient booking process, thereby saving time and money.
3. Improve the experience for travelers – Individual components of a traveler's trip are consolidated onto one itinerary. What's more, it's available to travelers in many different ways. They can even have paper copies, though most people today want it all via a mobile device.
4. Care more about your travelers - Close to half of all itineraries change at least once. CWT Energy, Resources & Marine’s job is to manage travel efficiently and keep track of travelers as things change. Providing one-stop booking for everything makes the entire process simple and clear.
At the end of the day, a streamlined process allows for easier reporting for internal tracking purposes and for reporting activity based on local regulations; a tricky task when managing crew rotations with manual spreadsheets.
By centralizing and managing the process from end-to-end, companies have more visibility and control of each of their travelers’ trips including commercial flights, charters, helicopters, vessels, rig mining sites and more.
Combining remote worksite logistics and commercial travel operations introduces enhanced efficiencies, safety, and potential savings of up to 10-15% of overall travel spend.
Blog author: Peter Brady, VP Technology and Services, CWT Energy, Resources and Marine