How IT Transformation Helped Western Shipyard Lower Costs

CIO Laurynas Prikockis Shares How Industry 4.0 Will Transform Business Processes
Laurynas Prikockis, CIO, Western Shipyard

The Western Shipyard Group is one of the largest marine engineering companies in Lithuania. As many as 18 group companies specialize in different fields to provide an entire range of services related to the life cycle of a ship. The company, with 150,000 square meters of workshop space and three kilometres of quay length, is on a technology transformation journey to transition from stereotypical IT to business IT.

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To enable this transformation, Laurynas Prikockis, CIO, Western Shipyard, aims to bring all silos into a single pane of glass and deliver value for technology investments. "From transport management system (TMS) to manufacturing execution system (MES) to setting up of a project management office and making the company entirely paperless, IT acts as the mitigator of frictions across business silos. The three distinct teams of cybersecurity, technology infrastructure and ERP work toward a single goal of providing value for money," Prikockis said.

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Prikockis discussed:

  • Implementing TMS to achieve efficiency and cost saving;
  • Following Industry 4.0 principles to modernize technology and achieve business efficiency;
  • Need for strong OT security fundamentals in manufacturing and maritime sector.

Prikockis is responsible for overseeing technology transformation across the 18 group companies that form Western Shipyard. Prior to joining Western Shipyard as the CIO, he worked with technology providers such as IBM and SAP.

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Rahul Neel Mani

Rahul Neel Mani

Founding Director of Grey Head Media and Vice President of Community Engagement and Editorial, ISMG

Neel Mani is responsible for building and nurturing communities in both technology and security domains for various ISMG brands. He has more than 25 years of experience in B2B technology and telecom journalism and has worked in various leadership editorial roles in the past, including incubating and successfully running Grey Head Media for 11 years. Prior to starting Grey Head Media, he worked with 9.9 Media, IDG India and Indian Express.

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