In early 1981, the Sun Transport Company began a process to automate its shoreside procurement and inventory functions. This was initiated through acquisition of a computer system that not only streamlined internal operations, but also provided required management information to Maintenance, Operations and other departments. This system and Sun's development philosophy are defined in this paper. The second step of this process was to consider shipboard inventory control as an extension of the shoreside system; this second step has come to be known as "STIMS" <Sun Transport Inventory Management of Spares>. Full-scale implementation of the system was achieved on board Sun Transport's vessel Philadelphia Sun, a 30,000-dwt product carrier. STIMS has been operating satisfactorily since September 1982, and further development is in progress.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Soc. N.A.M.E. (Philadelphia Section), paper pres. Meeting 24 Feb.1983 (28 pp., 2 diag.)
  • Authors:
    • White, S G
    • Keyte, J H
  • Publication Date: 1983


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  • Accession Number: 00685482
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM