Van Oord is one of the world’s leading international dredging, marine engineering and offshore contractors with nearly 4,500 employees and an annual turnover of €1.5 billion. It is a Dutch family-owned company with 150 years of experience.
Efficient planning processes and activities are a priority for Van Oord and securing a clear, single view of people and resources in multiple locations across the company was a challenge. The ability to introduce management reporting capabilities was also essential. The organisation wanted a complete solution that could replace a multitude of legacy planning tools and manual spreadsheets, and interface with HR and project management systems.
Before selecting a new solution, Van Oord undertook a review of its planning processes to establish its exact requirements. After a thorough selection procedure it finally selected Dynama. Van Oord chose Dynama primarily because it presented the most cost-effective option offering the functionality to support the majority of its processes from the outset and for its proven track record in the industry.
Van Oord deployed the Dynama solution, which it renamed internally as Global Resourcing Ingenious People (GRIP), to provide a single view of people and resources across the company and interface with the HR system to support integrated payroll activities. In addition to core planning functionality, Van Oord installed a wide range of Dynama’s integrated modules including Onboard, Travel Management, Skill Management and the Notification system.
Van Oord is one of Dynama’s largest worldwide implementations and as it is rolled out around the world the benefits already being delivered include:
"In one single ship and shore system, planners at Van Oord wherever they are located, enjoy shared visibility of the entire company’s scheduling activities around the world. The availability of real-time data accelerates our scheduling processes and helps with effective management reporting that drives proactive decision-making and long-term forward-planning."