Seafood Processing Company Invests in TabWare CMMS / EAM to Streamline Maintenance Management Processes

Greenville, SC – December 2nd, 2015 – AssetPoint, a leading provider of Computerized Maintenance Management Software / Enterprise Asset Management (CMMS / EAM) solutions, announced today that Surfside Foods, LLC has selected TabWare CMMS / EAM to help streamline asset and maintenance management processes at their mechanized shucking plant, based in Port Norris, New Jersey.

“In my experience, rapid user adoption is paramount to a successful solution implementation, and TabWare is extremely easy to use for requesters and mechanics. The ability to load maintenance data into TabWare from Excel spreadsheets, as well as copy and paste features, saves us significant amounts of time. Not only did TabWare meet all of our functional requirements, but AssetPoint has demonstrated their commitment to partnering with us – from the evaluation process to training and implementation. We are very pleased with our investment in TabWare, and we are excited to begin making significant improvements throughout our operations” said Matt Hartman, Maintenance Manager at Surfside Foods.

As Surfside Foods continued to experience rapid growth, they realized the need to implement a solution that would help improve the productivity of their maintenance management processes. They began searching for an easy to use, scalable solution that provides visibility into equipment maintenance history and tasks. To ensure that Surfside Foods meets strict National Shellfish Sanitation Programs (NSSP) and other industry regulations and requirements, they needed a CMMS / EAM solution to help effectively manage and maintain their clam sanitation, shucking and storage equipment, while reducing downtime. After an extensive search of the marketplace, Surfside Foods found that TabWare met all of their unique requirements, including a competitive cloud-based deployment package.

With TabWare, Surfside Foods gains a highly adaptable solution that offers built-in core processes, as well as additional role-based modules that are easily accessible from any smartphone, tablet or browser-based device. TabWare Requester will allow users to easily enter work requests anywhere, complete with pictures, files or other support documentation, and TabWare Technician will allow users to effectively perform those maintenance tasks while “in the field.” For easy access to their unique and comprehensive maintenance data, Surfside Foods will utilize TabWare Analytics, a maintenance Business Intelligence (BI) tool that provides instant insight to Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and metrics.

Surfside Foods, LLC, based in Port Norris, NJ, is one of two companies in the nation that specializes in processing Atlantic Surf (Spinsula solida) and Ocean Quahog (Arctica islandica) clams and clam juice. Their journey began in Brooklyn in the 1930s, where they owned a family fish market specializing in scungilli, a marine mollusk also known as conch. As the scungilli business flourished, they began hand shucking locally sourced surf clams in Cape May, NJ, becoming Cape May Canners. In 1976, the government implemented a restriction on the harvesting of surf clams, and as an alternative they turned to a smaller clam, Ocean Quahog. Due to the size of the clam, it became necessary for a mechanized shucking plant to be implemented; therefore, Surfside Foods was born.

AssetPoint has been a leader in CMMS / EAM solutions for over 30 years, and TabWare, a Best-in-Class CMMS / EAM solution designed by maintenance professionals for maintenance professionals, is utilized by organizations of all sizes and in many industries, such as Oil & Gas, Discrete and Process Manufacturing, Food & Beverage, Chemicals and Mining & Metals. TabWare maximizes asset performance and improves maintenance efficiencies, resulting in reduced operating costs and higher profit margins. TabWare is easy to learn and easy to use, so organizations are able to get up and running in days. AssetPoint offers many flexible licensing options, and customers can choose to deploy TabWare onsite or in a hosted cloud environment. TabWare is the leading CMMS / EAM solution for organizations that want full functionality without the expense, resources and time other solutions demand.

AssetPoint CEO, Mike Levine says, “AssetPoint is thrilled that Surfside Foods has chosen TabWare for their mechanized shucking plant’s asset and maintenance management needs. Easily requesting, approving and executing work with TabWare’s role-based solutions will help reduce data errors and improve overall productivity. We look forward to helping their organization maximize asset performance and efficiency, as they continue to grow and deliver the highest quality fresh clam meat.”

About Surfside Foods, LLC:
Based in Port Norris, N.J., Surfside Foods specializes in Ocean Quahog (Arctica islandica) and Atlantic Surf (Spisula solida) clams and clam juice. The company’s roots go back to the family fish market, which specialized in scungili, a marine mollusk also known as conch that members of the LaMonica family started in Brooklyn in the 1930s.

As the scungili business flourished, the family moved from Brooklyn, N.Y., to Cape May, N.J., to be closer to the supply of scuingili, which was being caught off the island of Cape May. As time went on, it became apparent to the LaMonica family that hand shucking the locally sourced Surf clams was the next step to further their business.

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