Let’s Seanovate!

At Seacon Logistics, we’re always on the move. The transport sector is dynamic by nature, but we’re also continually innovating business processes and IT. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated a number of digital advances, including the way in which we interact with each other, and the importance of transparency in today's market. 

Future-proof solutions
The Seanovation programme was set up to allow us to continue to offer our customers the very best solutions in the areas of Forwarding & Transport, Warehousing, Supply Chain Solutions, and Customs. This programme arose following a major study, which examined how processes could be integrated, optimised and digitised. To grow Seacon further, we’re initially focusing on standardisation. This allows us to be even more flexible internally with our people and equipment. As a Supply Chain Engineer, I’m a permanent part of the Seanovation project team. My role principally involves redesigning operational processes. 

So, what does that mean in practice?
For Seacon, process standardisation means creating standard processes across both the Dutch and German branches. This makes processes manageable and measurable, and allows us to expand fact-based work, all without our customers suffering any inconvenience, of course. After the first part of the Seanovation project has been implemented, we’ll be working uniformly at all our branches, both domestic and international. The advantages for Seacon include faster and more cost-efficient internal processes, which can be better integrated with other business processes. 

How are we going to put it into practice?
Together with the Seanovation team, which is comprised of colleagues in various layers of our organisation, we’re dealing with the various modes of transport one by one. Last year, we started with the land freight department. The internal changes will go live in early October 2021, at which point the first colleagues will start working in accordance with the new basis. Then we’ll start standardising Sea freight, Air freight, and Warehousing

Once the entire basis has been standardised and optimised, we’re going to implement further automation. We’re also implementing tools for our customers that provide an even higher level of transparency. It all means we can continue to provide our customers with excellent services, and carry on building sustainable customer relationships. These steps will follow at a later stage. Seacon Logistics is expected to be operating fully in accordance with this new way of working in 2022-2023. 

4 August 2021

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