Canadian Manufacturing

Seaspan chooses IFS MRP

Seaspan won an $8-million contract to build non-military ships for the Canadian government

North Vancouver, B.C.—Seaspan has selected IFS Applications as its Shipbuilding materials requirements planning (MRP) solution.

IFS’s project-based solution (PBS) with the ability to control cost and schedule in real-time will help Seaspan deliver on the recently awarded $8-billion Federal Government shipbuilding program to build non-combat vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy.

Seaspan Shipyards President Brian Carter said IFS’s partnership with his firm’s existing CAD software supplier will help ensure continuity between design and engineering processes, essential to efficient shipbuilding.

“They have a complex, demanding project-oriented business environment that needs a project-based solution,” IFS North America vice-president of sales Mike Lorbiecki said. “What is more, Seaspan also performs maintenance work on existing assets, and IFS Applications provides comprehensive native preventative maintenance support as part of our application suite.”

Seaspan is an association of Canadian companies involved in coastal and deepsea transportation, bunkering, ship repair and shipbuilding services in Western North America.

IFS develops, supplies and implements component-based enterprise software suite built on SOA technology. It has 2,000 customers in approximately 60 countries with 2,800 employees.

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