17 August 2009
Cyprus-based ship manager plans to support the operational purchasing of 150 ships with ShipServ.
Under the terms of the agreement CSM will integrate its purchasing systems with ShipServ TradeNet, the e-commerce trading platform for operational supplies. With TradeNet in place requisitions and orders will flow seamlessly to the CSM supply base, reducing administrative overheads, shortening order cycle times and providing CSM with better intelligence on supplier performance.
“Columbia continues to be focused on finding ways in which it can lower operating costs while continuing to provide quality services to clients worldwide,” said Andreas Hadjipetrou, Managing Director, CSM Deutschland GmbH, “It was clear to us ShipServ can help us in this goal, by optimizing our purchasing processes and ultimately saving us money.”
The selection of TradeNet is part of the installation of a state-of-the-art purchasing infrastructure at CSM, which also includes Microsoft Dynamics AX (formerly Axapta) software.
Pictured (left to right) are Timothy Scheller, Business Development Manager, CSM Ltd.; Capt. Dirk Fry, Managing Director, CSM Ltd.; Lars Bratshaug, EMEA Sales Director, ShipServ and Andreas Hadjipetrou, Managing Director, CSM Deutschland GmbH.
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ShipServ is the leading maritime e-marketplace, helping the buyers and sellers of ship supplies to reduce the costs associated with doing business together. In 2008 ShipServ helped its members save an estimated €250m and transformed the way they do business. Whether a Buyer needs to streamline its purchasing operations or a Supplier wants to reduce the cost of attracting or retaining customers, ShipServ is unique in helping businesses of all sizes to find each other easily, connect cost effectively and trade efficiently. Today the ShipServ community numbers over 130 buying organisations, 4,600 vessels and 27,000 suppliers. For more information visit www.shipserv.com.
About Columbia Shipmanagement
Columbia Shipmanagement was founded in 1978 and has become one of the four largest ship management companies in the world. CSM provides its clients with a wide range of shipmanagement services including Full Management, Crew Management, Commercial Management, Financial Consultancy, New Building Supervision and the Sale & Purchase of Vessels. For more information visit www.columbia.com.cy
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