How do we transform the process of innovation for shipbuilding?

Siemens PLM Software offers product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions to build the right product and build the product right

tougher challenges Today’s ship designers and shipyards are focused on reducing the total cost of ownership of ships by compressing ship development and production cycle time. Siemens PLM Software offers a systematic PLM approach to meeting the complexities of ship design and production. accelerate the development of new classes of ships and implement proven solutions that allow them to service and support fleets across a protracted lifecycle.Higher obstacles. manage and leverage the total technical definition of a ship from concept development to the end of its service life. as well as the challenges of large shipbuilding enterprises. 2 . This allows shipbuilders to re-use designs and best practices. Product lifecycle management (PLM) provides a digital platform for shipbuilding enterprises to create.

Ship building. Do you have to invest significant time and money in each new class of ship. New ships are more complex and costly to develop. as well as wait longer for the return on your investment? With Siemens PLM Software ship design solutions. you can meet the challenges of managing a complete lifecycle and the value chain that supports it end-to-end.Shipbuilding challenges Shipyards and ship designers face three key challenges in today’s global economy that require them to address a variety of compelling questions. Ship development. you can optimize your extended enterprise from concept development through the production and sea trial stages and then across the ship lifecycle. you can plan and optimize your ship production processes. How can you increase the efficiency of your ship development process? How do you ensure enterprise data management and total value chain synchronization? How can you provide lifecycle support that lasts for decades? With Siemens PLM Software solutions. Ship service lifecycle management. 3 . How can you realize the full potential of the facilities you already have? How can you organize production using modern tools? How can you manage production costs to make your products more competitive? With Siemens PLM Software solutions.

4 . manufacture. PLM software lets you establish a single source of knowledge that can be leveraged to totally define the ship product structure for today’s most complex ships while allowing every participant in your extended value chain to access the ship product structure as it evolves across the complete lifecycle of a ship. To limit the cost of development and production. The ability to coordinate and synchronize multiple discipline-specific digital environments is crucial to future competitiveness and long-term success. produce and test new ship designs. By digitally simulating complete ship assemblies and their associated processes. These initiatives enable you to compress total development cycle time and dramatically improve return on investment. implement lean practices at the start of new programs and avoid the cost of building expensive physical models. Optimization The cost and risks of developing and fielding new ship classes can be enormous. as well as mitigate their related risks. develop. you can optimize process flows before production begins.Mastering complexity Globalization Most shipyards rely on a global supply chain of partners and suppliers to design. shipbuilders and shipyards need to optimize their facilities and processes across an entire lifecycle.

you can leverage PLM to synchronize supply chain operations by ensuring the correct parts are available at the right spot and the right time. PLM solutions enable shipyards to seamlessly track the “DNA” of a ship from concept development through production and then across the ship’s complete operating cycle. it is the key differentiator between competitive success and failure. Many Siemens PLM Software customers have established new program launch records by leveraging embedded templates that accelerate ship delivery. Siemens PLM Software’s partnership approach establishes common goals and shared objectives for each implementation. PLM software is able to manage these sustainability requirements and raise performance metrics that measure continuous improvement in availability. 5 . reliability and overhaul cycle reduction. In many instances. Similarly. this metrics-driven approach ensures that your programs meet or exceed their established expectations. PLM solutions facilitate engineering improvements and design enhancements that you can quickly and efficiently implement.Speed Being first to market with the right product is crucial to shipbuilders worldwide. Sustainability The need for total sustainability has changed all industries. whose product lifecycles can last up to 100 years. including the shipbuilding industry. boost team productivity and facilitate the use of proven best practices that mitigate potential risks and eliminate otherwise predictable program delays. More importantly. By leveraging configuration management and real-time operational feedback.

Just as importantly. by implementing a PLM platform that synchronizes knowledge creation and re-use. which can directly impact the cost to develop and build each new class of ships. However. As a result. you can optimize your extended enterprise from concept development to detailed design through to production and the ship’s sea trials – culminating in a lower cost of ship/fleet ownership.Product lifecycle management for the shipbuilding industry New ships are increasingly more complex. Develop • Program management • Change management (eBOM) • Configuration management • Engineering productivity • Detailed arrangements optimization • Digital process simulation Manufacture • Program management • Change management (mBOM) • Configuration management • Process flow optimization • Supply-chain integration/synchronization • Construction automation • Sea-trial testing process management Plan • Portfolio management • Program launch efficiency • Utilization optimization • Early design optimization • Arrangements optimization • Knowledge/best practice re-use Support • Program management. PLM can facilitate substantial improvement in total-enterprise productivity and profitability. • Change management (eBOM/mBOM) • Configuration management • Overhaul planning management • Overhaul process flow optimization • Supply-chain integration/synchronization • Upgrades and modernization engineering management 6 . your return on investment often will be longer for each new class of ship unless you transform your process of innovation.

In addition.PLM benefits for shipbuilding Accelerate launch Integrating all operations into a seamless/ cohesive enterprise optimizes total productivity and facilitates extended enterprise performance. by producing a finished design with fewer prototype builds. as well as its related costs and risks. Reduce cost Seamless control of the complete technical definition of a ship can reduce maintenance and overhaul planning. integrated digital validation tools and methods can facilitate early validation of your maintenance. Re-use best practices You can leverage PLM to minimize development time for new classes of ships. One of our customers was able to improve ship construction planning productivity from 75 to 83 percent. optimize process workflows and mitigate business risks. as well as lowered its initial start-up costs. One of our shipyard customers significantly accelerated its iterative design process. One of our customers optimized its production process across nine sites and six businesses. Increase profitable growth Reduced development cycle time and construction costs provide shipyards and ship designers with a more cost-competitive final product and better long-term profitability. the use of repeatable. repair and overhaul costs. One of our customers improved the overall safety and quality of its fleet by leveraging PLM’s configuration management capabilities. 7 .

” 8 . In the past. “The vessels we build have an operational life cycle of several decades and require maintenance and overhaul on a regular basis to meet the latest demands. international cooperation is increasingly important since design often is done in one location and detailed engineering and production typically are performed abroad. But it also requires well-tuned processes and information management. According to the project manager. But our customers also require tuned processes and information management. “Siemens PLM Software’s implementation pays off just by finding and distributing information. these changes had to be checked manually. the customer’s production planning department is now able to process changes faster. information re-use is limited and process standardization is difficult. This always has been a manual step. Shipbuilding requires fast-paced innovation.Build the right product and build the product right All vessels must be optimized for the tasks they will perform. Just as importantly. Because they are designed to bring competitive advantages to each new customer. A project manager who works for one of our customers summarizes today’s requirements. The savings have been… considerable.” Thanks to our link between the customer’s product information and its designs. “Your software enables us to link product information to design data. which was timeconsuming and inherently error prone. These services are an important part of the added value we provide for our clients.” To address this challenge. the customer turned to Siemens PLM Software.

The PLM system’s production simulation capabilities enabled production engineers to analyze multiple production strategies in relation to the machinery and labor constraints of different workshops. Most importantly. The company also reduced its development costs and the risks associated with missing established delivery dates. This analysis makes it possible to optimize each shipyard’s throughput and more easily balance material allocation and capacity across multiple sites. The company’s PLM solutions revolutionized the production planning process. The customer also wanted to transform its strategic goals into actionable operations. the company’s PLM solution produced major time and cost savings by improving the quality of its planning process. 9 . starting with production engineering and extending through shop floor operations.Transforming your process of innovation A major shipbuilding corporation implemented a manufacturing/construction solution from Siemens PLM Software to enhance production planning and integrate its production systems so that its entire organization was able to function as a single shipyard. as well as simulate and analyze the production capabilities of its various shipyards to determine which facility is best able to deliver each new project. All of these initiatives were implemented to enable the shipbuilder to deliver the highest quality services at lower costs while meeting its delivery times. PLM technology enabled the company to dramatically reduce the planning time required for hull construction. It also enabled the company to investigate more process and planning alternatives.

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From systems engineering and requirements management to computer-aided design (CAD). arrangements. including aircraft carriers. These technical definitions are especially valuable since they can include 3D digital images of a ship’s complete structure. In addition. as well as traceable information about all related engineering decisions. suppliers and their operations together. sub-systems.Solutions for shipbuilding Ship development By enabling companies to seamlessly and securely share shipbuilding knowledge across an extended enterprise. A PLM-driven extended-enterprise platform enables you to create and manage a single master file of the complete technical definition for new classes of ships. frigates and submarines. profitability and competitiveness. Through integrated ship development. implement lean ship production processes and introduce better operational/ serviceability features. Designers. cost competitive and highly disciplined manner. computer-aided engineering (CAE). engineers. and logisticians can work with these definitions in parallel to optimize ship performance. our PLM portfolio provides cohesive solutions that enable your development teams to make highly informed decisions and tradeoffs that optimize overall program-level performance. This platform also provides all stakeholders with access to complete technical definitions of complex product structures. destroyers. PLM-driven digital ship development is particularly important for the shipbuilding industry where complex products need to be launched in a timely. these master files include crucial metadata. Typically. assemblies and parts. 11 . design innovative capabilities. PLM facilitates greatest near-term improvements in total productivity. PLM-driven extended enterprise platforms are adept at synchronizing in-house and supplier teams and harmonizing their operations. cruisers. our customers have significantly reduced design iteration cycle time. which dramatically improves overall productivity. A common platform links partners. electronics and embedded software management. they facilitate unprecedented fidelity among all participating shipbuilding disciplines. thereby savings hundreds of millions of dollars in development costs. production specialists.

PLM-driven digital manufacturing and production let you simulate and digitally mock-up your plant layouts and process workflows. The Siemens PLM Software’s digital manufacturing solutions link critical production operations (including all manufacturing. supplier. final assembly and testing sites) with engineering’s master product structure and process. An early start to production planning enables you to minimize the time and money spent on expensive physical mockups and inefficient plant layout. Integrating all of these functions into a cohesive virtual enterprise is crucial to synchronizing production. global supply chains and the practice of spreading assembly/testing across multiple sites and facilities. the right quality standards and the right system-level performance requirements. composite materials. It is also essential for companies to optimize production by planning their facilities and processes in advance and implementing lean principles and objectives. lowering total fixed and variable cost and building the product right the first time and every time.Solutions for shipbuilding Ship production Shipbuilding production and its related operations have grown much more complex with the increased use of advanced machining technology. An integrated digital environment ensures that the right product is built with the right bill of materials. Shipbuilding companies already are using our state-of-the-art PLM platform to change the way they standardize production team practices that cross multiple sites and multiple ship classes. This technology is especially valuable since it enables you to optimize production performance from the outset. 12 .

Similarly. thereby accelerating the timely identification. PLM creates a platform that enables OEMs and naval service organizations to satisfy their performancebased fleet goals. Siemens PLM Software’s solution portfolio provides the necessary commercial-offthe-shelf and out-of-the-box [COTS/OOTB] functionality and proven scalability you need to integrate. in the defense segment. such as the U. synchronize and manage today’s highly dynamic global fleet service and support networks. overhaul cycle reduction and total cost objectives. including the challenging combination of availability.S. reliability. In both the commercial and naval segments. extended enterprise platforms can link your global service and support network with shipyard engineers.Ship service lifecycle management The importance of a PLM-driven extended enterprise platform to the service/support phase of today’s product lifecycle is nowhere more apparent than in the shipbuilding industry. The digital service and support capabilities of a PLM-driven extended enterprise platform link OEMs and fleet service providers with operating entities. Department of Defense. such as the American Bureau of Shipping and Lloyd’s. 13 . In addition. PLM can automate configuration management and quality control throughout the entire service life of a ship. correction and implementation of ship upgrades and enhancements. and regulatory bodies.

breadth and depth of our portfolio enable you start implementation at any phase of the lifecycle and gain significant productivity improvements immediately.Industry advantages with Siemens PLM Software Scalable The flexibility. In addition. you can add more solutions to your PLM platform at your discretion. Dependable and predictable program launches that deliver on-schedule and on-budget ships will be the hallmark of successful shipbuilding companies in the 21st century. Proven Siemens PLM Software’s solution portfolio directly addresses many of the most demanding challenges in shipbuilding. These capabilities provide multi-national shipyards with PLM technology that is readily adaptable to most environments. As your needs evolve. you can re-use the best practices built into your PLM platform from earlier programs and apply them to new projects and initiatives. Our open portfolio includes numerous preconfigured modules to simplify implementation into the most complex infrastructures. our newest releases provide an expanded suite of program management features that complement our existing CDRL/SDRL and ITAR core functionalities. Our portfolio spans the complete shipbuilding lifecycle. Our extended-enterprise platform has demonstrated its ability to seamlessly manage complex programs across all phases of the shipbuilding lifecycle. adaptability. Similarly. Open Time-to-market is a crucial competitive differentiator in the shipbuilding industry. Along with the core modules for each phase of the lifecycle. enabling you to select and deploy only those modules that deliver the greatest value and impact. we offer preconfigured interfaces with common business solutions and neutral protocols to accommodate today’s multiCAD environments. Many of these features have been developed in close collaboration with key customers across the globe. including solutions for eBoM to mBoM management. where the development cycle for very complex ships can last from one to 10 years and cost billions of dollars. Flexible Siemens PLM Software offers shipbuilding functionality that addresses the complexities of new product development. as you develop new classes of ships. as well as the challenges posed by the follow-on stages in the shipbuilding lifecycle. Siemens PLM Software open architecture has enabled customers to rapidly implement key modules into the most complex infrastructures and then successfully use these systems to launch new ships that have outperformed their competitors. 14 . partners and suppliers that participate in the shipbuilding value chain. as well as facilitate collaboration among all operations. We also provide solutions for as-maintained BoM management with serialized tracking of critical parts and service-bulletin introduction tracking/ management.

it is very clear that leading companies understand the importance of seamlessly and securely managing ship and process knowledge across their extended enterprise. these companies have driven successful programs that have already compiled an impressive array of awards. By exhibiting both vision and commitment to the process of transformation. records and accomplishments.Answers for shipbuilders and shipyards Companies that expect to win in the shipbuilding industry must transform their process of innovation while continuing to grow profitably. With Siemens PLM Software’s determination to continue to address the unique challenges of the shipbuilding industry. this list of successes is expected to grow even faster in the future. Based on the successes attained during the first decade of the 21st century. 15 .

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