Applies to: Terminal Operator
Platform: Professional services consulting engagement
Function: Buy/Build analysis for a new breakbulk TOS
Est. Read Time: 2 min
In 2017, Stevedoring Services of America (SSA) Marine embarked upon a project to update its strategic business direction. A key outcome of that endeavor was the need for a new TOS to revolutionize its breakbulk and general cargo terminal operations.
SSA awarded Advent a contract to work with executives and operations experts to outline a collective, five terminal set of requirements for a new TOS solution and then provide a strategic buy/build recommendation considering the globally available market offerings. The Advent team worked first to document the unique feature sets needed to support SSA's varied terminal operations. The analysis covered the operational, organizational and customer needs that would eventually make up the optimum solution.
The buy / build analysis included:
The effort concluded with a detailed report and analysis of available vendors, options, costs and timelines to allow SSA to determine a direction forward in support of their expanding business in this segment.