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planning were homegrown and supple- internal fabrication status more easily Newcombe, CEO at Davie, agrees that, us to become a modern and competitive mented with various excel sheets and ac- visible downstream, production ef? cien- with these solutions, the shipyard is well shipyard by reducing project cycles and cess databases. Davie started their tran- cy will increase signi? cantly. placed to face the many challenges which so bringing down our total costs,” New- sition by purchasing SAP for ? nancials may lie ahead in the shipbuilding indus- combe said. and shortly thereafter AVEVA ERM for Facing Future Challenges try. “In AVEVA ERM and AVEVA Ma- Also, the excellent collaboration with material management and planning. AVEVA ERM and AVEVA Marine rine we have a dedicated and integrated AVEVA shows us that we are in safe “The ERM implementation process are also seen as important from a busi- IT environment which, combined with hands, thanks to their expertise and their gave us a really good start on our con- ness management point of view. Jared the skills of our employees, has helped approach to shipbuilding.” tinuous improvement journey,” said

Lindsey. “There has been quite a steep learning curve as we transitioned be- tween systems. We have not been used to adapting to new business processes in such a rapid and overarching fashion.

We are still not using the AVEVA ERM to its full capability, but the integrated planning and materials management functions with AVEVA ERM are helping us to identify and solve problems that no individual would be able to manage on their own with a project moving at this pace.”

One of the challenges which have been overcome is missing materials on the shop ? oor. As a result of using


AVEVA ERM’s integrated planning and materials management capabilities, Da- vie now has complete status/availability

POWER OF of materials prior to releasing jobs for production with their production teams.

This has minimized the requirement for

FLEET XPRESS suspending jobs due to missing materi- als, and because of this, the ef? ciency of production teams has increased. As a side effect, warehousing also has better

EXPECT MORE visibility of priorities when critical items are received into inventory. “The traf? c light system of both the material status and in the planning mod-

Inmarsat’s new maritime satellite service ule is helping us effectively manage the guarantees you a previously unachievable entire material stream, right from iden-

SDFNDJHRIEHQHoWV tifying early requirements to purchasing actual materials, then getting those mate-

Now you can access high-speed, reliable rials on-site and out to Production teams crew internet and entertainment - wherever to do their jobs on-time and following you are in the world.

the Project schedule, while minimizing material wastage and over or under-buy- ing,” said Lindsey.

Continuous Improvement

Now that Davie has embarked on this journey, they have realized improve- ments in terms of the visibility of status on jobs and materials. However, Davie recognizes its improvement journey is continuous and attention shall now be placed on other areas of the business.

An example is the management of in- house steel and out? t fabrication, a pro-


CONNECTIVITY PERFORMANCE COSTS SERVICE APPLICATIONS cess which so far has been managed and statused in various spreadsheets and da-

Powering global connectivity tabases. Davie handles most of the fabri- cations in-house, which makes planning and managing this a large task for supply chain, planning and production. The ex- pectation is that by adapting more of the

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