Southeastern New England Shipbuilding Corporation (SENESCO) of North Kingston, R.I. has purchased a production planning and resource management
system, PERCEPTION, from SPAR Associates, Inc., Annapolis, Md. The PC Windows-based system integrates major business activities of the shipyard: cost estimating; planning and scheduling; purchasing, production inventory,
and vendor invoice control; work order time charge management; job costing,
progressing and resource requirements forecasting; and automated customer
billing. PERCEPTION has been fully integrated with Microsoft (MSFT)
's Great Plains Dynamics accounting system and has links to a variety of CAD software
products. SPAR also has been contracted to provide training and implementation support services.