Martens en Van Oord, a Dutch civil engineering and construction contractor, knew that knowledge sharing and information exchange are crucial to its business success. To capitalise on the expertise and knowledge of its employees, the company implemented an intuitive Novell solution to capture and disseminate the learning from past projects.
Having successfully managed and delivered construction and civil engineering projects since 1986, Martens en Van Oord has built up an impressive body of industry expertise. This knowledge and experience has been fundamental to the company's success.
Although each project is different and necessarily requires its own solution, the commercial success of the company's operations relies on the collection and distillation of lessons learned from previous ventures, and the dissemination of this information among employees. Knowledge sharing is vital to effective strategic planning and efficient project execution.
"The exchange of expertise and knowledge is absolutely critical to our business—it facilitates logistics and procurement optimisation and informs best practice," said Wim van der Zouwen, ICT Manager, Martens en Van Oord. "For example, in terms of cost control, our project managers need to be aware of the significant cost savings that can be achieved through intelligent use of materials and resources."
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