September 19, 2008

IBM Wins Dutch Defense Contract

IBM has won a contract from the Dutch Ministry of Defense to streamline maintenance and logistics processes within the Royal Navy and to set up a centralized armed forces data management system. Datamonitor estimates the contract to be worth $30m over three years.

IBM will streamline and integrate maintenance and logistics processes on ships and within the Navy's operations, based on a reference process model and a SAP kernel developed by the Defense Department.

IBM will also support organizational changes, introduction of new work processes, and SAP implementation. The centralized data management system for the armed forces includes designing a shared service center for data management throughout the entire Defense Department based on SAP. IBM will work with Stork Asset Management Solutions and Ordina on the implementation.