MarineTalk is developing a sophisticated expert system and knowledge modeling software to improve business processes in the marine industry. It is called the Sourcing Management and Requisition Tool (SMaRT) and will be made available using the Internet as the delivery network. This unique solution addresses engineering functions and facilitates rapid generation of well-defined and accurate technical specifications and other documents essential for the procurement and integration of complex systems and equipment.
SMaRT engineering validation capabilities help less experienced personnel to develop high quality technical specifications in a fraction of the time previously required and assist the buyer and seller decision-making processes.
“In my 30 years in the industry, I have seen, over and over again, costly mistakes that originated from poorly defined procurement and integration requirements. It is exciting to see the positive response of the industry and universal acceptance of our solution,” said Danek Kilinski, President and Founder of MarineTalk. In addition, he said, “The “SMaRT” concept is based on providing real value to all participants as it elevates the collaboration within the supply chain to a new level. I believe that immediate and tangible economic benefits will clearly be seen by all.”
Those in the industry are equally impressed. Mr. David Reid, Director of Ship Repair and Business Development for the Washington Marine Group said, “Vancouver Shipyards have examined the SMaRT demonstration model and see the future potential for many shipyards. It will be a major step forward in improving the engineering and procurement processes, enhancing quality and efficiencies.”