Offshore company Allseas went live with the Yellowstar supply chain forwarding module. The Yellowstar application not only provides a central system with decentralized knowledge, but it also allows the company to anticipate continuously changing logistic processes pro-actively and in real time.
The supply chain forwarding system is a tailor-made solution for production companies in the offshore sector. The application is an integrated addition to the Oracle ERP system, which Allseas already works with. An ERP traditionally provides effective support to financial, purchasing, sales and manufacturing processes. With the addition of the Yellowstar application, Allseas can now also control its logistics processes efficiently and centrally (while maintaining local flexibility), access data anytime and from anywhere, and monitor its suppliers’ delivery performance
Allseas transports a large amount of supply, maintenance and project equipment to and from its offshore installation vessels. The complex logistics used in organizing these activities efficiently is characterized by a high demand for flexibility, large number of urgent orders and high time pressure. Regular shipments are transported by containers, while rush orders are often transported with trucks, ships, planes and even helicopters. The Yellowstar supply chain forwarding portal allows Allseas to generate all transportation-related documents, consolidate all shipments and inform all parties in the chain with one click.
Each employee of Allseas – from procurement project manager, logistics/supply chain managers and staff on vessels – now has real-time insight into the transport status and location of all goods. The Yellowstar application is not only important from a planning perspective, but also in terms of cost control. The company can easily compare the estimated costs with the actual costs and identify the cause of any discrepancy.
The Yellowstar application has become thé central portal for generating and storing all logistic documents. All shipments are efficiently consolidated from one central system, which also improves Allseas’ supply chain visibility. Via the integrated track & trace function, everyone has realtime, 24/7 access from anywhere in the world to the transport status and location of all goods. Furthermore, all employees have access to all transportation-related documents, such as CMR’s, photos, certificates, the box-list, pro-forma invoice, etc.
With the Yellowstar supply chain forwarding portal, Allseas spends less time on labor-intensive administrative processes and has enhanced insight into pre, main & post-transports.
Allseas chose for Yellowstar due to the rapid and successful implementation of the application at companies like Huisman Equipment and Royal Boskalis. According to Allseas, Yellowstar has extensive knowledge of logistics in general and experience with logistics implementations. The short-cycle project approach and ‘to-the-point (webbased) solutions’ give Allseas 100% freedom. The simple integration of the application with the ERP system has been a crucial factor.