Leading global maritime supply chain innovator Voyager Portal has roped in OMV Supply & Trading UK (OMV S&T), a subsidiary of Austria-based OMV Group, as the latest client to implement the Voyager Portal Platform.
According to Voyager, it will be at the centre of OMV S&T's strategy of using best-of-breed technology to introduce digitalisation to its global supply chain. In addition, Voyager's workflow automation and visibility solution will bring material savings, as identified by OMV S&T.
Voyager provides the foundation layer for the physical trading lifecycle. It allows OMV's supply and trading department to capture valuable trade/voyage information whilst automating processes. Eventually, it will enable OMV's proactive decision-making, using real-time data, historical trends and analysis.
The company provides a significant advance in voyage management and visibility, process automation, and data collaboration, all core to OMV's digital initiatives.
The users will benefit from the flexibility to rapidly adjust/expand business process portal workflows in as little as 30 minutes. It will help offer workflows that can create optimised digital replicas of manual processes while streamlining and improving these. In addition, it will improve productivity by reducing emails and elimination of siloed data in emails/ spreadsheets, saving hours of management time. Besides, it will also enable inspectors, agents, ship captains, ship owners, and others to collaborate on the portal.
With the initial implementation completed in three months, OMV S&T aims to use Voyager as a central resource for all voyage and cargo activity, with considerations to expand across the OMV Supply & Trading department to trading, chartering, claims, finance, accounting and management, the company said.