A procurement and fulfilment system for oil shipping vessels

An oil shipping company in Nigeria needed a rigorous system to track procurement requests from ships.

Because of constraints in both internet availability and a requirement for simplicity in the process, an off-the-shelf solution wasn’t suitable.

We wrote a workflow system which initiated an order from an Excel file emailed from the ship to the server. Various administrators and vendors could quote and accept procurement items, ending with delivery and installation on the vessel.

The system was developed over 3 months, with continual improvement over the next 12 months until our client was incorporated into a larger Dutch company and our solution became redundant.