Maritime and Supply Chain Practice
Strathmay is a small independent management consultancy, providing high quality services to businesses operating in the maritime industries. The business was established in London in 2007 to help protect the interests of businesses of all kinds develop and reduce the cost of their operations. We aim to help make you even more competitive. We achieve this by working with specialist partners and using technology to keep our own overheads really low. We formally project manage everything we do for you to provide complete transparency.
Our business focuses mainly on the management of transportation and logistics operations, as well upon the accidents, casualties and disputes that sometimes arise. We have experience in providing a wide range of project services for private equity and finance houses, admiralty lawyers, shipowners and managers, marine and energy insurers, port operators and charterers, oil majors and public sector organisations. We aim to develop long-standing relationships with all our clients, including HNWI, who appreciate our professionalism, discretion and consistency.
Our experience includes the commercial and operational management of most classes of transport, maritime assets and infrastructure. This includes container, dry-bulk, break-bulk and project cargo, offshore support services, yachts, ports and terminals, cargo storage and handling, due-diligence and third party or owner’s representation. We offer services in commercial ship operations, casualty investigation and litigation support. We offer fully independent commercial and technical services to clients including HNWI. We offer interim and project naval architecture services with a wealth of practical experience to make a successful contribution to high risk marine operations.
Everyone thinks Project Management is easy, until they try it. Time and again we hear managers say '...the costs got way out of control...'. We know business is chaotic and the primary function of our project management is to help you organise work to tame this chaos and cost. We apply formal project management systems to both technical and commercial scenarios. We prove that we can help you control the Cost, Time, Scope, Risk, Quality and the Benefit of work.
Without a plan, your business development project, major claim, investigation or dockyard project has a high probability of delay and cost overruns. Our project management expertise brings people together to collaborate cost-effectively. By offering project management disciplines such as cost tracking and risk management, we ensure that resources are used efficiently and economically. Projects need to be well integrated and managing the scope of work is key to a project's value. Any project can cost a significant amount of money, so on-budget performance is essential and a good project management strategy greatly reduces the risk of budget overruns. Project management provides for managing change. Projects always happen in an environment which is constantly changing. Managing change is a complex and daunting task but it is not optional. Quality is the value of what you produce. Project management identifies and controls quality ensuring that the benefits of a project are realised . Finally, projects generate 'knowledge' that represents a significant asset for most businesses. Left unmanaged that 'knowledge' tends to quickly evaporate. Project management ensures that knowledge is captured and that lessons are learned.
Our guiding principles are Expertise, Diligence and Passion.
We offer the temporary supply of a senior manager and director with both commercial management and operational maritime and transport expertise to an organisation for a defined period of time. We have extensive experience of business leadership and are able to help manage an organisation through periods of change or transformation. We can provide stability to a business following the sudden departure of a senior leader, or provide a specialised skill set which a business may not have internally.
You may choose to retain us on an 'interim' basis because the role in question is not a permanent role. We can be retained for a period of months or on a part-time basis and help organisations manage change, implement strategy or just plug a management gap. Our service brings the following benefits:
We can be available to start, anywhere in the world, in days. With our experience we can operate autonomously and with little guidance. Our track record really counts, we are used to being judged by results so we know how to deliver, cost effectively. Our wealth of experience brings skill, contacts and knowledge that will be transferred to your team and remain with you long after the project is ended and we have left. While we are sensitive to your circumstances, we aren't constrained by your company's internal politics, personalities or protocols. Having no or little previous history with your business means we can be objective and report on situations with great clarity. We can act as a special adviser to the Board or project teams while still rolling up our sleeves helping to deliver strategy. We can focus on bridging the gap between aspiration and delivery.