The Liner Shipping Industry is a low margin industry, where the competition among the lines is intense and cut throat.The competition emanates from oversupply of vessel to weak demand situation and pricing war initiated by Lines (Hara-kiri). The flexibility, with which the lines can move the supply (Vessels) from one trade to another trade, creates dynamic supply situations which is unpredictable and affects the freight rates. The container shipping trade cycle has troughs which lasts for a longer period and crests which are of short duration. Solverminds delivers innovative, scalable and flexible application solutions to enable and empower shipping lines to meet changing business landscape.
a. Weathering the competition
b. Making a healthy margin in this cut throat field (Specially during the troughs)
c. And to grow at a reasonable pace
SVM LRP © Liner Resource Planning System
SVM Liner Resource Planning system is a fully web enabled integrated application that empowers shipping lines to plan, monitor, optimize and control their back office operations. Giving the management unprecedented real-time visibility to their business activities, manage and optimize assets utilization and monitor performance of their offices and agencies.
SVM VSS © Vessel Schedule System
Vessel Schedule System provides capabilities for shipping lines to plan, maintain and generate short and long term schedules based on the service port rotations.
SVM VAP © Vessel Auto Plan System
Increasing vessel size due to technological advancement has created new challenges to vessel planner. As vessel carrying capacity increased, the quantity of containers to be planned also increased so does the time taken to plan the each vessel. SVM Vessel Auto Plan is a container vessel stowage planning system with feature to allow auto planning of entire vessel’s stowage with pre-defines constraints reducing overall time to plan, optimize vessel capacity and minimizes re-stow cost.
SVM TM © Tender Management System
SVM Tender Management is a management tool to effectively enable shipping lines process tenders from corporate customers. The click and drag feature enables different excel tender document format to be map to system tables with ease and saved as template for future reuse whenever new tender is requested by the same customer. This system simplifies and automates the tedious manual task of capturing cargo and route details from tender documents and re-entering accepted tender details back into customer’s tender documents.
SVM CMR © Container Maintenance & Repair System
SVM Container Maintenance & Repair system is a fully web enabled container asset maintenance system to enable shipping line vendors to create and submit repair job request. This system reduces the need of agency to manually input the request giving shipping line better control over the repair cost while providing visibility to all concerned partners.
SVM EMS © Equipment Management System
Containers are key revenue generating assets of the liner companies. Managing the container inventory, ensuring sufficient stock is available to meet booking demand and tracking millions of containers that are shipped around the globe efficiently are key competencies of container liner and its agencies. SVM equipment management system provides a collaborative solution for line and agencies to manage these key assets.
SVM BI © Business Intelligence
Executives need reliable information to effectively manage their organization and drive efficiency towards sustainable growth. They cannot manage what they cannot measure. The critical success factor or Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) was designed to identify the activities and goals of an organization that need to be monitored closely thus enabling executives to proactively realigning strategies to sustaining growth. SVM business intelligence presents powerful information that empower executives make better informed decisions.
SVM Financials © Financial Management System
Financial accounting and reporting provides insight into the state of affair of organizations. Chief Financial Officers need to ensure the financial reports truly state the financial position of organization and are presented timely to all stakeholders for investment decisions. Unlike most organizations where revenue invoices are generated and supplier’s invoices are captured within same accounting system, for shipping organizations these transactions are captured into multiple systems used in different agencies offices resulting in complexity of data capture process. In some instance revenues are not matched against costs incurred timely.
SVM financial management system when deployed together with SVM LRP/ARP © resolved these complexities. Supplier’s invoices are matched against Container Activity Reporting (CAR) and included into agent’s disbursement. Once authorized users from Principal’s office approved the disbursements, the data is auto posted into principal’s accounting ledgers within SVM Financial Management System, providing a seamless data flow for more accurate revenue and cost matching.
SVM CRM © Customer Relationship Management
This system is a collaborative application that extends beyond supply chain visibility capabilities. The system is fully integrated with SVM LRP/ARP © enable customers to do business online with the carriers from requesting special rates, checking sailing schedules, placing a shipment order to creating shipping instructions and tracking shipments by containers, booking reference or bill of lading number allowing seamless data flow. It helps customers to reduce cost of doing business with the carriers/agents.
SVM ARP © Agency Resource Planning System
SVM Agency Resource Planning system is a fully web enabled integrated application that empowers shipping agencies to manage shipment order, documentation and container logistics in compliance with trade and regulatory requirements. The system is fully integrated with Liner Resource Planning giving the line and agent unprecedented shipment visibility from origin to destination in a single user interface.
SVM TKM © Trucking Management System
The system provides solutions for the Trucking companies, covering the complete facets from performing order processing, dispatch booking (outsource services), issuing trucking orders (outsource services), operational tracking of trucks, confirming Pickup / Drop off, invoicing to complete accounting and Financial Reporting modules. Expense & fuel tracker enable management to gain insights into the fuel and operational expenses for better cost control.
SVM SFP © Shipboard Familiarization System
A fully Web based crew training system with all the information that includes various ship specific digital photographs, video clips and simulations of critical operations for better understanding of vessel operating environment. Ideal platform for training new crew members with quick ‘know-how’ of vessel’s equipments, systems and configurations before assigning them to the vessel.
SeaManager is a comprehensive program managing administrative tasks of the vessel - crew management, payroll, vessel's account, radio accounts, port call administration, vessel certificates, rest hour registrations etc
SeaManager is a standard solution that can be tailored to your needs - and it can be integrated with other IT systems, for example human resource systems and payroll systems.
Solverminds has a team of highly competent resources that are familiar with shipping domain practices & processes can help you achieve results in shorter time.
SVM Beacon © uses RFID technology is an automatic identification method relying on storing and retrieving data's using devices called RFID tags and Readers. RFID uses ADC (Automated Data Collection Technology) with radio-frequency waves to transfer data between a reader and a movable item to identify, categorize and track items fast and does not require physical sight or contact between reader/scanner and the tagged item.
The RFID solution developed by SOLVERMINDS provides better monitoring, control and visibility on all vehicles coming-in and going-out of repair workshop vehicle showroom resolving the security issues while increasing the overall efficiency and productivity and improves customer service efficiency.
Benefits of using RFID technologies are: