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The Operations Group manages the supply chain and manufacturing functions of the
company and has a broad range of experience in all facets of the process. Their
expertise is more than up to the challenges presented by the world of tight deadlines,
just-in-time delivery, efficient resource allocation, inventory management, and
the host of other issues presented on a daily basis.
The Materials function includes purchasing, configuration support, inventory management,
and shipping & receiving. This department utilizes the company Enterprise Resource
Planning system to proactively manage inventory levels and maintain a just-in-time
inventory environment. The state-of-the-art ERP system is used by all employees
to obtain critical customer information and to research parts and equipment for
The ERP system allows Powell to streamline processes and maintain cost effective
The Production Group has decades of experience constructing quality Powell equipment.
Employees continually receive safety training as part of an on-going comprehensive
in-house program. In addition to the basics, each employee also receives specialized
training based on their skill set for the equipment they construct.
The Production Group includes certified welders, qualified pipe fitters, expertise
in control panel logic and electrical wiring, and skilled machinists. All production
employees have participated in the start up of Powell equipment and worked directly
with the Technical Service Department to gain a broad base of knowledge.
This hands-on experience allows the Production staff the ability to partner with
the engineers during construction to provide the best equipment design for the customer's