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Man or Machine

By Transas 2018-03-06 15:45:00

Having explored the changes necessary to take the shipping industry into the digital age at the enterprise level and the potential of technology to maximize the benefits, we come to third leg of the stool: it is the humans in the loop that glue everything today. Without engaged personnel to execute and fulfill its objectives, a new business model is no more than just that: a theoretical model. Without competent personnel to operate and run it, new technology...

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The Automated Operations Ecosystem

By Transas 2018-03-05 15:30:00

In our last blog we examined the cultural factors inhibiting enterprise change and wider adoption of digital technology in the maritime industry. In this edition, we consider what would be possible if those inhibitions could be overcome. The internet companies that have been most successful in disrupting traditional business models all share something in common. They leverage the fact that fundamentally the internet is nothing more than a mechanism for improving the flow and exchange of information between different...

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Enterprise Change: Accepting Reality

By Transas 2018-03-02 19:24:00

In business, as in life, change happens. It is a constant of the world – the universe – we live in. While we cannot control whether or not change happens, we can choose whether to resist it or embrace it. The shipping industry has a tendency to choose the former, probably because change implies the unknown, which implies a degree of risk. And if there’s one thing the industry hates more than anything it is risk. It’s possible this chronic...

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Transas Conference Promotes Collaborative Change

By Transas 2017-01-19 21:42:57

Instigating change is rarely easy. It requires motivation, a vision and sustained momentum. Within the shipping industry, it’s sometimes necessary to overcome an ingrained adherence to tradition, but this shouldn’t deter us, as by working together, change is possible and can benefit everyone. This sums up the philosophy at the heart of Transas’ upcoming global conference to be held in Malta in March. The event’s agenda is wide-ranging addressing topics such as new thinking in training, advances in human-machine interface...

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