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Teekay Signs Contract
SeaSupplier Ltd., the marine e-pro- curement subsidiary of Stolt-Nielsen
S.A. has signed a multi year e-procure- ment contract with Bahamas-based
Teekay Shipping to connect Teekay pro- curement systems with its suppliers.
Under the agreement, SeaSupplier's
SeaConnect solution will provide
Teekay with a common e-procurement platform, which is geared to improve and standardize contract usage, rational- ize product databases, and automate connectivity to suppliers worldwide.
SeaSupplier's open technology plat- form and adaptable middleware soft- ware will enable Teekay's J.D. Edwards system to communicate efficiently with all suppliers, using multiple communi- cation formats including EDI, EFACT.
Flat files, XML and MTML.
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MHI Selects Intergraph eMARIAN Materials
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI) of Japan has signed contracts to purchase eMARIAN materials manage- ment software and services from the
Process. Power & Offshore division of
Intergraph Corporation. The contracts cover software and services for installa- tion, systems integration and consulting.
Implementation of eMARIAN is under- way in MHI's Yokohama Engineering &
Construction Center (MCEC) and will be extended to construction sites around the world. The sale includes integration with the MCEC SAP R/3 system for cost control. eMARIAN users include MHI's mechanical and equipment, instrumen- tation, piping, electrical, civil and struc- tural engineering disciplines. The soft- ware comprises the entire eMARIAN suite of modules and encompasses man- agement of engineered equipment, bulk materials, e-Procurement and e-Supply chain management as well as construc- tion site materials and warehousing management.
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ABS Nautical Systems has established a direct-link e-procurement facility as an extension of the Purchasing & Inventory module of its integrated ABS-NS
SafeNet fleet management system.
The new e-procurement capability arose from client feedback at one of the regular Nautical Systems' user confer- ences and has been developed in part- nership with existing SafeNet users to ensure its practicality. One component of the SafeNet e-procurement facility is that all users of the system provide the names and contacts of their vendors.
Nautical Systems provides each of these vendors with the required communica- tion applet at no charge.
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Equity In OceanConnect
OceanConnect has attracted yet anoth- er new equity partner - MarineProvider
ASA — the e-procurement solution for the electronic trading of ship's stores and spare parts.
The news comes shortly after announcements that Chemoil Corpora- tion and DS Norden AS have acquired equity in OceanConnect, and Ocean-
Connect's acquisition of the Clarksons
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