Managing the assets and the asset value is vital as they represent large values. In the Star software systems, the categories of assets managed and monitored includes the ships themselves, the equipment onboard and the spare parts.
Managing the fleet of ships includes long term planning of their operation according to contracts, dry-docking, audits, etc. These planned and actual changes in operational mode can be defined for each ship and visualized in the software solutions.
Some equipment onboard circulates between locations onboard and even between ships. Tracking their whereabouts and their condition is important. Recent years the shipping industry has got a focus on cost saving. The Star software system has several functions imbedded to avoid unnecessary purchase and delivery of spare parts that exist somewhere in the fleet or in warehouses. When spare parts are needed users are notified about available items for internal transfer as a cost saving alternative to buying.