IFS Cloud selected by maritime giant to streamline business

IFS and Van Oord colleagues gather, one team member from each company shakes the other's hand | IFS

IFS has announced that its IFS Cloud has been selected by Netherlands-based Van Oord to automate and streamline its business functions.

According to the company, IFS Cloud will amplify Van Oord’s project, supply chain control and visibility, optimize resources and improve data quality. The solution will support the company’s ambition to increase revenue growth and achieve a competitive edge by driving digital transformation and operational efficiency across the organization.

Van Oord is a family-owned company with over 150 years of experience as an international marine contractor. Its focus lies in dredging, infrastructure and offshore energy.

It will use IFS Cloud for its new “Founding the Future” business transformation program, as part of its 2030 Strategy for Growth. Founding the Future is an organizational improvement program that aims to improve Van Oord’s scope management, cost engineering and integrated project control by developing a consistent way of working, closing the loop and creating a data-driven decision-making process and culture.

The implementation is scheduled to start at the beginning of 2024, with the plan of rolling out the solution to 45 countries.

Frank Beerlage, managing director, IFS Benelux and DACH, said: “Operating in an increasingly complex and multifaceted industry means businesses in the maritime sector need to harness the latest automated digital technologies to ensure they can address the growing challenges, compete strongly and stand out from the crowd. That’s exactly what we are delivering for Van Oord through the implementation of IFS Cloud.”

The news comes days after Saudi advanced technologies company Wahaj announced that it will be implementing IFS Cloud ERP to accelerate its digital transformation journey. Implementation of IFS Cloud will enable the company to deploy a single integrated solution to automate its internal manufacturing processes, expand into new territories and help enhance its operational capabilities.