OTC Extra: Loosening The Valve: How To Navigate The Global Supply Chain

EPC contractors in charge of procurement must contend with tight budgets, short deadlines and, at the same time, ensure they maintain high quality standards. Perhaps their greatest challenge in all this is managing a fragmented supply chain. This is particularly the case with valves, which form a significant part of the overall order. With everything from widely used ball valves to niche products such as specialized double block and bleed valves alongside a variety of designs for check valves, where should contractors begin?