Lyttelton Port of Christchurch has selected Lawson to provide new enterprise software to drive efficiencies in the organisation.
The port will implement Lawson M3 enterprise asset management, finance and e-procurement applications, with Lawson also providing implementation and support services.
Lyttelton Port provides port facilities, marine services and cargo handling for coal and container shipments. Service includes the provision of tugboats and pilots to escort ships. The company also assists with security and docking for ships in the port.
Port chief financial officer Kathy Meads says the key business drivers behind the selection is to drive maintenance efficiencies from both staffing and asset utilisation.
"LPC is an asset intensive business and profitability is dependent in part on the effectiveness of our maintenance strategy," says Meads.
The Lawson applications will help the port address these by linking financial and asset management systems, she says.
"Once fully implemented, the new Lawson system will help us minimise downtime and optimise maintenance resources, which will in turn allow us to better deliver on customer demands," says Meads. "It will also help enhance our reputation for quality services and provide transparency across all areas of the business."
Lawson won a competitive tender against JDE/Oracle, Maximo/IBM and Microsoft to win the deal, the company says.
Meads says the port liked the fact that Lawson has a focus on enterprise asset management and asset intensive industries.