When it comes to large-scale technical projects, paper in the workplace can also be a pain-in-the-neck. GEMA Apparatenbouw, which builds 100% on commission, saw EZ-GO as the solution. With the result that project folders have now disappeared from the workplace, leaving welders and builders with more time to do what they do best: welding and building impressive liquid installations.
Marco Hollander, controller, and Rudi Puister, business office manager and welding technician, are the driving forces behind the EZ-GO adventure at GEMA. They show how the app can also be of value in a project-oriented environment.
Marco: ‘We build large equipment for the onshore and offshore industry for the transfer of liquids from storage to tankers and ships, or vice versa. We build these installations 100% to order, and they are always client-specific. In the past, we used to create a project folder for each project – one of those folders packed with plans and drawings and checklists that you had to fill in with pen and pencil. Which meant you were carrying these types of folders around a company for 13 weeks; after all, this is how long a project can take. Of course, you sometimes lost your binder, or sheets of paper went into the wrong folder. This was obviously extremely inconvenient and time-consuming.’
‘And all of this going on in an environment where welding and assembly take place, with all the associated dust and dirt. Ultimately, you also then had to retype or scan the manually completed lists to save them digitally. We started to think there had to be a more convenient way of doing things. The ERP system, however, is too complicated and unwieldy for this purpose. On the other hand, EZ-GO has useful templates that you can build on yourself. Which, in turn, ties in perfectly with the ERP system. It all fits together nicely.’