Universal Tankships Installs NTC Ship Manager Software System
Universe Tankships (Del.), New York, N.Y., a division of National Bulk Carriers, has installed a microcomputer "NTC Ship Manager" software system furnished by Nautical Technology Corp., also of New York City.
The multiship office system provides a fully integrated, self-contained materials management capability covering all spare parts, stores, consumables, etc., for UTD's fleet of eight tankships and two warehouses. The system is installed on a local area microcomputer network (LAN) so that the integrated database can be accessed and used as required by purchasing, engineering and accounting departments.
The "NTC Ship Manager" system originates and tracks requisitions, RFQs and purchase orders and maintains an up-to-date inventory status and record for each vessel in the fleet. UTD believes the system will significantly improve control of inventory costs and enhance operating efficiency for its fleet.
The system can be expanded to include additional ships and to incorporate an integrated M&R function.
Individual shipboard systems can be linked to the office system by satellite communication. The office system can also serve as an executive information system (EIS) to provide "on-line" status reports to support management decision-making. Nautical Technology Corporation provides consulting services, systems analysis, planning, design, implementation and support of microcomputer- based management information systems for the maritime industry. For free literature giving full information,