Stolt Selects MMS' FleetWORKS For Tankers, Houston Office

Stolt Parcel Tankers, Inc. selected Marine Management Systems' (MMS's) FleetWORKS, an inventory and maintenance software system, for six chemical tankers and shoreside at its Houston, Texas office. Subsequent installations are planned over the next 12 months for the remainder of Stolt's 60-ship fleet. Stolt is utilizing FleetWORKS for equipment management, spare parts inventory, consumable inventory, requisitioning and planned maintenance.

"FleetWORKS offers Stolt the ability to effectively consolidate maintenance and inventory information for remote ship and shore locations," said Robin de Goutiere, preventative maintenance manager at Stolt. "Shore personnel can immediately perform fleet-wide analysis and generate reports with FleetWORKS for cost-efficient ordering and overall streamlined fleet management." MMS incorporated a variety of enhancements which Stolt required into the latest FleetWORKS release. One such customization is an interface between FleetWORKS and Stolt's existing AS400- based Purchasing System. This seamless interface allows requisitions to be created onboard the vessels and sent electronically to the buyer's desk. "In all," saysKen Bloom, Stolt's business systems manager, "the introduction of FleetWORKS represents a significant re-engineering of the entire purchase practice. We expect to realize significant benefits from a variety of fronts." MMS also consulted Stolt in the design of its spare parts inventory and planned maintenance databases. By utilizing a combination of equipment identifiers across the fleet and specific manufacturer's codes, Stolt effectively manages its FleetWORKS systems on both a class-byclass basis as well as a fleet-wide basis.

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