Solutions and software specialist, ShipNet, a subsidiary of Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, has announced the appointment of Jon Bumstead as Managing Director and Suren Thadani as Chief Operational Officer as senior additions to its management team.
In their new roles, Jon Bumstead and Suren Thadani will focus on innovation, product development and operational excellence to deliver new customer-driven products. Both Jon and Suren have extensive experience in both logistics and technology with roles at DHL, Accenture and IBM across the globe.
The company is focusing on a new product road map that will transform its offering and capitalise on the latest technology available, combined with its expertise in maritime ERP solutions and the potential of web based software to merge different datasets and function to provide a lean and efficient software suite.
ShipNet’s products are fully integrated and provide an end-to-end solution for shipping companies to increase efficiency and profitability, covering chartering and operations, liner management, finance and accountancy, technical management, procurement and disbursement management.
Says Jon Bumstead: “This new role combines my passion for innovation and product development with my expertise in logistics, supply chain management and technology. Suren and I are looking forward to really getting to know our customers, beginning at the customer user conference.” Jon and Suren will be based at ISS’ head office in Essex.
Inchcape Shipping Services is the world’s leading maritime services provider. With over 290 proprietary offices in 67 countries, and a workforce of over 3, 660, the company’s diverse global customer base now includes owners and charterers in the oil, cruise, container and bulk commodity sectors as well as naval, government and inter-governmental organisations.
ISS provides landside commercial and humanitarian logistics, transit, offshore support, informational and other associated marine services. The company also provides a growing range of outsourcing services including global crew and marine spares logistics; port hub agency management; and sophisticated Enterprise Resource Planning solutions through its subsidiary ShipNet.
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