The supply and logistics functionality in the Star software solution includes:
– Inventory management
– Replenishment planning
– Onboard requisitioning
– Office purchasing
– Enhanced PO approval
– Contract management
– Warehouse management
– Transportation planning and customs management
Cost saving for ships in operation includes controlling the cost related to material replenishment. The Star software solution can check availability of materials in warehouses and/or other ships during the requisitioning process. The software will notify users about availability in the fleet and suggest transfer instead of purchasing when items are available. The software can also perform automated purchasing for contract items if the ship is within budget.
Data quality is important to avoid delivery of wrong parts. Star has a materials catalogue service that is integrated with suppliers’ catalogue solutions. When suppliers update their spare part or consumables catalogues these changes can be downloaded to the Star software and used for future purchase orders.