May 18, 2009 - Project based manufacture doesn’t get much bigger than shipbuilding.
Sea Master Consulting & Engineering SL installed Sescoi’s MyWorkPLAN job management software, which is geared towards project based manufacture, to help it control the cost and delivery lead times of its naval engineering and design contracts. Located in El Puerto de Santa Maria in Southern Spain, the company was formed in 2007 by a group of engineering professionals with extensive experience in the shipbuilding sector, to provide pre-contract designs, technical proposals, evaluations, risk analyses and assistance with stability, dock and sea trials as well as providing expertise in solar power generation plant designs.
Luis Labella, Director at Sea Master says, “We have a large number of varied projects running simultaneously so, before we installed MyWorkPLAN, it was difficult to keep track of progress and identify the resources required by each of them. Our aim is to establish ourselves as a market leader in the shipbuilding and solar power generation sectors, so we needed the correct management systems to improve efficiency.”
Sea Master evaluated MyWorkPLAN, on-line and through a series of web based demonstrations, which made face-to-face meetings unnecessary. Engineers from the company then installed and implemented the software themselves, purchasing it following a successful subscription period. Luis explains, “It was a supremely easy implementation. The software is very intuitive with standard reports which cover nearly all our needs. The learning curve for users is virtually zero.” Naturally, Sescoi has project managers dedicated to managing MyWorkPLAN implementation. However, the ease with which Sea Master’s engineers installed the software themselves shows how simple it can be to integrate and implement.
Sea Master prides itself in the high levels of expertise which it can offer to its customers, so the manual methods it was using to control its projects were a serious drain on valuable human resources. Luis says, “Keeping track of cost, planning and workload was both a chore and unreliable. These tasks have now been automated producing accurate figures and saving hours of work. We are also achieving major improvements in the reporting of our key performance indicators, resulting in significant cost savings and more efficient project management.”
MyWorkPLAN integrates with many existing office based software systems, such as Microsoft Excel®, as well as with popular accounting packages, enabling it to utilize existing knowledge and data which has been built up by users, and then share it around an organisation. Its ability to automatically collect real-time information greatly reduces administrative effort and increases the accuracy of the data collected. CAD models imported into the system can be analyzed and viewed in a tree structure arrangement so that, when combined with historic information, engineers can prepare highly accurate quotations. Furthermore, the planning module enables a company to monitor the workload on each of its resources, helping it to predict realistic delivery times. Luis adds, “In addition to providing technical excellence, we need to meet deadlines and provide our customers with exceptional service in order to achieve our aim of becoming a market leader. With MyWorkPLAN we have a precise assessment of our workload, enabling us to provide very accurate tenders. It has produced a huge improvement in our customer service levels.”
Luis adds finally, “Sescoi’s after sales service is excellent and it keeps us fully up to date with any new software developments. The most important features for us are MyWorkPLAN’s ease of use and its contribution to improved customer service. Without it we would not be able to control so many projects simultaneously.”
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For over 20 years, Sescoi has been developing software solutions renowned for their quality, reliability, ease of use, and automatic features, as well as for world-class technical support and service. Sescoi has established sales and support offices across the United States, Europe and Asia in order to serve thousands of local and international customers from a range of industries.
Sescoi's software solutions include:
• WorkNC, a range of automatic CAM/CAD solutions for 2 to 5-axis milling
• WorkNC Dental, automatic 3 to 5-axis machining for the dental sector
• WorkNC-CAD, a uniform CAD solution for the entire manufacturing process
• WorkXPlore 3D, an advanced 3D data visualization, interrogation and analysis solution
• WorkPLAN Enterprise, a new generation ERP solution for custom manufacturers
• MyWorkPLAN, a cost effective and easy to use job management system.
With many years' business, engineering and software development experience, Sescoi understands customers’ requirements, helps them master the challenges of new software implementation and build their business long-term.
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Ms. Carol Jordan
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