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Online Marketplace              for                                        Marine Procurement Systems

A cloud-based open platform aimed to bring cost efficiency, process efficiency and transparency, connecting the buyers and sellers in the most efficient manner.

Existing process

For Buyers

Buyers shall have access to a wide range of real market items with clear images and specifications, bringing cost efficiency,process efficiency and transparency. Our procurement solution is designed to save atleast 50% of processing time spent by your purchase team.The tools of AI & Machine Learning will serve as a prerequisite using which Buyers shall get direct cost savings and other numerous benefits as well.

For Suppliers

Suppliers shall have access to a wide range of Ship owners/managers all around the world.Our technology platform will minimize and finally eliminate the hassles of unnecessary communication over item specifications,availability and 

wrong delivery.  Suppliers would be able to showcase actual inventory and get quick orders. Faster processing shall convert into high business volumes.

Real-life Case Studies

Wrong size of T/C washing grit

We all know that running machinery requires regular routine maintenance. For Ship Generators one routine is to regularly carry out grit washing of A/E T/C (Auxiliary Engine Turbocharger). This grit washing is done using “dry walnut shell” known as 'grit'. Its purpose is to prevent fouling of T/C blades and improve their efficiency. The frequency of this grit wash may be once every day, as per maker’s recommendations.
In one instance, to carry out the grit washing, walnut shells of size 0.8 to 1 mm were required, as specified by the maker. These were ordered among other engine stores and received in the quarterly stores supplies. The vessel sailed out after receiving all the stores & supplies for a 50 days long voyage. Now, when the new supply was opened and used for regular T/C grit washing, it was realized that this grit was not passing through the nozzle of the washing gun. On further investigations it was known that the grit size was bigger than the prescribed size and was of no use. By this time vessel had fully consumed the previous stock of correct size grit and the routine grit washing couldn't be carried now, causing severe fouling of T/C over a period of time. This led to poor combustion process, high exhaust temperatures, thermal stresses, excess carbon deposition, undue wear of components, overall poor performance of generators and component failure. T/C nozzle ring had to be replaced when it was opened for untimely overhaul due to deviation from standard routine maintenance schedule.
All this resulted because of wrong size of T/C washing grit.
This is a typical example of system flaws at various levels.
1) The supplier didn’t use diligence to make sure that the supplied grit size was correct and delivered whatever stock he could procure.
2) Ship staff didn’t check for the correct supplies while receiving stores onboard due to short stay at that port.
3) Office had to rely on the supplier for correct item to be delivered onboard and had no means to verify if the correct stock was available with the supplier.