Sea Swift has completed the roll-out of an advanced new equipment management and maintenance system to enhance service delivery across all its depots in northern Australia.
The Asset Management software was developed by global enterprise software company Infor, in conjunction with Sea Swift’s Engineering Team.
The Sea Swift Enterprise Asset Management System, known locally as SEAMS, is a response to a period of growth for the northern Australia marine transport company, which now utilises more equipment than ever before.
Sea Swift General Manager of Engineering Gary Scott said SEAMS will allow Sea Swift engineering staff to efficiently manage and maintain the company’s assets and inventory.
“Sea Swift has a diverse asset base including line haul vessels, landing craft, tug boats, barges, fuel trucks, forklifts and a variety of truck and cars,” said Mr Scott.
“The ability to keep these assets operating is a key in Sea Swift’s primary role in supporting remote communities.
“Sea Swift is committed to improving its asset management strategy and the introduction of the SEAMS is a major milestone.
“With the introduction of SEAMS to Sea Swift, each freight area and vessel will be given access to a tablet to allow real time connectivity.
“This application will be used for the completion of equipment prestarts and the creation of work requests.
“This will allow the information to be collected in a central location and give live access to data for maintenance staff.”
Mr Scott said the ability to remotely log work requests directly against the asset on the tablet is a game changer for how Sea Swift manages work.
“Information flows easily and quickly from the operator to the maintenance team,” he said.
“This means we can action problems faster, more directly and reduce downtime for our staff and customers.
“It also allows for increased accountability which forms part of Sea Swift’s core values.
“Over time, this will increase the condition of the vehicle and vessel fleet due to increased condition monitoring, and we will be able to catch breakdowns before they have a chance to occur.
“Overall, it means better service for our customers.”
For more information on Sea Swift, visit www.seaswift.com.au