IFS Senior Projects Consultant

  • Total Experience : 4 to 8 Years
  • Functional Experience Requirement : Functional Consultant – IFS Projects
  • Skills Desired :
  1. 4-6 Years of experience on IFS Projects.
  2. At least 4 end to end implementation experience on IFS Projects module.
  3. Expertise on Project Management, Sales Contract management, Planning and Scheduling, Project Budgeting, Risk management, Project Reporting and integration with distribution & Work order Management.
  4. Good communication skills. Must be open to travelling.
  • Preferred Qualification:  Bachelors or Masters in Engineering; or equivalent.
  • Product Experience: IFS Applications.
  • Client Communication Skills: Is a Must.
  • Employment Nature(Direct/Subcon) :Direct
  • Summary Job Description:
  1. Responsible for end to end implementation and support activities on IFS Applications.
  2. Responsible for creating user manuals and project documentation.
  3. Interact with Technical team and help them in Reports generation and other technical related activities.
  4. Actively participate in all projects related activities.
  • Base Location: Mumbai

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Why terminal should not spend on expensive BI products when your existing tools can do wonderful analytic, far better than any other commercial BI tools

Container Terminal Operations are increasingly versatile with many systems and processes to plan, schedule and manage operations. There are added pressures on terminal operators to augment profitability, increase throughput & exceed customer service goals.

Bringing clear visibility into the various terminal operational processes in day to day operations is the first step. The ability to take business decisions improves when you create periodic view of performance (hourly, daily, weekly, monthly and yearly).

Business Intelligence in terminal operations provides immediate visibility to critical data for terminal and port operation managers to analyze the port and terminal performance.

Excel power pivot can be used as a tool for Business Intelligence requirements. PowerPivot empowers users of all levels to access and mashup data from virtually any source . Terminal managers can create their own compelling reports for terminal operations through cubes thus avoiding them from long waits for IT or BI professional development time.

One of the biggest advantage we see here is the end user training, everyone knows excel so the adaptation of BI in the organization is very simple by extending the power of BI in excel to end users.

There are various terminal reports which can be created using excel power pivots, some are:

Equipment Productivity:

Terminal management needs to track equipment productivity for all equipment working in the terminal from all angles in simple visual forms. This report will give equipment utilization picture thus enabling the terminal for optimum resource planning.

Equipment utilization at terminals

Vessel productivity:

For terminal operations, one of the key priorities are to service the vessel quickly, efficiently and improve the berth availability for additional vessel operations. This also keeps check on faster turnaround of the vessels and thus increase the throughput for the terminal.Vessel

Service volume:

Terminal manager needs to know volumes of all the services for shipping lines operating in the terminal for ascertaining the terminal throughput and total handling. Also volume figures depict the level of business performed by various shipping lines to understand the bigger one among others and take measures for positive growth.

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Truck turnaround time:

The primary objective of all terminals is to reduce the truck’s waiting time via smooth gate operations i.e. to help reduce the truck idle time. Truck turnaround time should be kept minimum which will result in effective terminal operations. This report captures the time taken for complete operation of trucks inside the terminal and which is very critical for terminal productivity.

Truck turn around time at terminals


Reports which otherwise created through a Business Intelligence Solution can be effortlessly created in excel using power pivot option and thus saving the terminal from cost incurred on expensive a Business Intelligence Solution


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IFS Maintenance

Utilization of IFS Applications EAM solution to Optimize Maintenance Strategy


Breakdown v/s Preventive maintenance is a dilemma of many organizations which has heavily invested in Capital Assets.

Breakdown maintenance is when the organization only conducts maintenance on a piece of equipment when the equipment breaks down. Preventive, and even predictive maintenance, is when an organization conducts maintenance activities, including inspections, to help ensure equipment is functioning within their expected parameters and to catch indications of minor issues, so that they can be addressed before a bigger problem occurs.

What is wrong with a breakdown maintenance approach?

 A management system focuses on being proactive. While this strategy is reactive, plus this is disruptive to an organization, because you can’t plan when the equipment will break down. The fallout from a breakdown can be multiple, like Quality, Production loss, Health and Safety, Regulatory.

Though from definition Preventive maintenance looks as best approach for any organization yet cost associated with it must justify in comparison with production loss. No preventive maintenance action is performed unless proven to be less costly than the failure. Important aspect of adopting Preventive maintenance strategy in organization is availability of quality data to design robust cost effective preventive maintenance schedules.

How often should we perform any one PM procedure?

Frequency of performing a PM should be based on asset failure rate (Mean Time Between Failure) rather than the NON-failure rate.

New age robust EAM (Enterprise Asset Management) solutions plays bigger role here. EAM solution should be able to provide accurate data to decide when, what, how and how much to do.

IFS Applications agile EAM Solution helps organizations in this switch from Breakdown to Preventive maintenance strategy. It allows organizations to begin with simple minimum required PM schedules and to transform later in to robust PM strategy to derive best business benefits.


EAM solution offered by IFS Applications breaks further into Basic Data, Master Data, PM Configurations and Maintenance Process Configurations. This break up is further drilled below,

Basic Data Configuration: Structured Configuration of 4 strong pillars for healthy maintenance organization to capture analyze data at detailed level.

  • Equipment Basic Data.
  • Maintenance Operations Basic Data.
  • Preventive Maintenance Basic Data.
  • Maintenance Organization Basic Data.

Master Data Configuration:

Creation of robust equipment structure to aid root cause analysis of failure. IFS Applications user defined flexible equipment structure helps in analyzing failures and correct PM schedules accordingly.

Organizations can create multilevel equipment structure with levels as

  • Equipment Type
  • Main Functional Area
  • Subcomponents
  • Spares within subcomponents

Organizations can further add positions at any level where there are multiple objects at any levels.

This structured data configuration allows user to capture incident or actions at appropriate level of structure.

Preventive  Maintenance Configuration: IFS Applications allow complex PM configurations with ease and offers extreme flexibility.

PM schedules can be configured based on,

  • Calendar Based Maintenance.
  • Condition Based Maintenance.
  • Event Based Maintenance.

User can not only define PM actions based on above but can configure more complex criteria like mix of above with whichever is earlier.

System allows you to structure  preventive maintenance schedules with required operations and material for each schedule to facilitate smooth workforce and material planning. Recurring actions to be performed and material required for it can be configured as standard jobs.

IFS EAM Solutions with key “the right information in the right time” helps in knowing which equipment needs maintenance, work can be better planned (spare parts, people etc.) What would have been “unplanned stops” are transformed to shorter and fewer “planned stops”, thus increasing plant availability. Other advantages include increased equipment lifetime, increased plant safety, and optimized spare parts handling.

Maintenance Process integration within EAM to capitalize on PM optimization:

  • Preventive and Breakdown Maintenance.
  • Complete Work Order Management.
  • Spare Part Management.
  • Warranty Management.
  • Fuel Management.
  • External Repair Process and outsourcing.
  • Cost Management on parameters of Material, Labour and External Services.

Moreover, the planned maintenance of equipment will help improve equipment life and avoid any unplanned maintenance activity. A successful preventive maintenance program is dependent on the cooperation of all the parties involved and accuracy and timing of the data required to adopt PM Strategy. The implementation of a preventive maintenance program can be time consuming and costly and creates constant debate as to whether a preventive maintenance program is worth utilizing. Will the man hours and money invested in the program outweigh emergency repairs? From our experience, we believe that when a program is properly operated the benefits exceed the costs.

IFS applications EAM solution helps in coming out of this dilemma with simplification of Preventive Maintenance approach and optimized solution reaping important benefits of a properly operated preventive maintenance program.

 Asset management-ifs

Few of the salient benefits are listed below:

  • Production capacity is increased and the numbers of repairs are reduced
  • Better conservation of assets and increased life expectancy of assets, thereby eliminating premature replacement of machinery and equipment
  • Reduced overtime costs and more economical use of maintenance workers due to working on a scheduled basis instead of an emergency basis to repair breakdowns
  • Timely, routine repairs circumvent fewer large-scale repairs
  • Improved safety and quality conditions for everyone
  • Better ROI on assets due to high availability and reliability

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Get Real-time View in a Single Screen on Terminal Performance

OneView Berth Performance Dashboard 

Terminal performance

Since faster turnaround of vessels being one of the key priority for container terminal operations, OneView will give you the tool to make your decisions faster by giving a real-time visualization of berth performance on a single screen.

Gives you all information in a single click

  1. Real-time Shift Performance
  2. Real-time QC Performance
  3. Gross moves and Berth moves per hour
  4. Delays
  5. Safety issues

And many more to improve terminal operational efficiencies and quick decision making.

This dashboard shows real time data and gives live picture of vessel operations enabling the terminal staff to monitor and improve their work efficiency to achieve the desired targets.

Many terminals are unable to record/measure the real-time data and thus lag behind on their terminal performance. Hence with OneView you can foresee any operational issues and take proactive measures to overcome the hurdles in your terminal efficiency .

Click here to get into OneView world and explore our Interactive Dashboard too