Ubald Nienhuis - Partner Marstrat - Operational Management

Focus areas:

Shipbuilding ProcessesOperational management

Ubald Nienhuis PhD, MBA – Partner

Ubald Nienhuis has a background in Maritime Technology. The first leg of his career was in maritime research, project management and general management at the Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN). During this time Ubald also obtained a PhD at TU Delft, specialising in ship propulsion. At MARIN he was heavily involved in the initial stages of the establishment of the new, now internationally renowned research facilities.

Subsequently Ubald tacked to consultancy and focused on improving business processes. He worked for leading companies in shipbuilding and maritime supply as well as government and research institutes. Ubald was professor at TU Delft where he led research and education programs in the field of shipbuilding processes. He considers coaching PhD students in maritime research as one of the highlights of his career.

Since 2012 Ubald is leading the One IHC programme at Royal IHC. This results in IHC’s new work processes, company-wide and uniform information model and completely overhauled software architecture with corresponding applications.

The common theme for Ubald is ‘streamlining’. The first part of his working life revolved around the technical optimization of vessel and offshore platform performance, whilst the second part is focused on improving business processes and creating competitive advantage.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Change management
  • Business process optimisation
  • ICT reengineering
  • Data management
  • Programme management

The ICT infrastructure within our shipyard urgently needs an update. Technology is moving fast, and competition is moving on as well. Marstrat help us find new solutions, benchmark our systems and help us make the right choices in design tools, PDM and process management software.

Our problem is that we have too many systems running. Every piece of software has its advantages on its own. But together they should be furher optimized, thus avoiding failure costs and double efforts within our organization.

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