MODERN SHIP MANAGEMENT: AUTOMATION OF KEY OPERATIONS FUNCTIONS FOR SHIP MANAGEMENT
A modern ship manager is one who has vast quantities of timely, pre-processed information at his fingertips, enabling him to single-handedly carry out management tasks that could not previously be carried out owing to limitations of time and resources. His competitive position with respect to dealings with vendors, charterers, insurers and agents is greatly strengthened, and he can exercise closer control of ship operational activities and costs. The management information can include such categories as Maintenance, Materials, Claims, Payroll, Personnel/Crewing, and Chartering. Various concepts illustrating the high level of flexibility and capabilities currently available to ship managers through the use of modern microcomputers are described and explained. These concepts include: technology issues (hardware and software); global networks of operational sites; geographically distributed processing; integration of operational functions; post- relational database management systems; and system flexibility and ease of use.
- Report; Paper presented to Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, New York Metropolitan Section, March 15, 1990
- Douzinas, K
- Publication Date: 1990
- Pagination: 42 p.
- TRT Terms: Database management systems; Distributed processing; Management information systems; Networks; Ship management
- Old TRIS Terms: System descriptions
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00661936
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM