Dubai’s Drydocks World shipyard is launching a digital transformation project which aims to deliver operational efficiencies and improved customer service. The project will use the IFS Cloud platform to meet its enterprise resource planning and asset management needs.
The initiative is part of a transformation project designed to enhance Drydocks World’s critical business systems and prepare for its transition to a digital shipyard. The IFS Cloud technology is expected to facilitate more streamlined processes, enhance integration between systems and expand the use of real-time data to optimise decision-making across the organisation. In addition, the project will enhance the use of RFID devices, augmented reality and robotics, which can be embedded into the IFS solutions.
The IFS system will modernise and automate production and operational capabilities at Drydocks World, consolidating current core systems and processes into one single product built on a common platform. The asset management and manufacturing modules of the IFS solution will increase transparency and the capability for automation of both newbuild and repair projects.
Drydocks World Chief Executive Officer, Capt. Rado Antolovic, PhD, said that “With this new system our people will be better equipped to do their jobs by working with real-time data, integrative platforms and improved knowledge-sharing that will enable them to focus on their main areas of expertise.”