The National Shipbuilding Research Program has awarded funding for a panel project on Automated Detail Planning and Instant Earned Value Control.
The panel members are Netherlands-based Floorganise BV and ShipConstructor Software USA, Inc. (SSI USA), along with project partners Austal USA, Fincantieri Marinette Marine and Philly Shipyard.
The project aims to automate the detail planning process coordinated with the project plan through a direct integration with engineering data. It allows for automated sequencing, budgeting, scheduling, resource allocation and Earned Value Management System (EVMS). Integrating a 3D engineering design model allows metadata at the part level to drive the automated planning algorithm to support planning, shop floor control, EVMS, and ERP systems.
‘’Being a spin-off of one of the Netherlands’ largest shipbuilders, we have shipbuilding, LEAN thinking and R&D in our DNA and therefore we are very excited to have the opportunity to work together with the renowned names and people this project includes,” says Ronald de Vries, Managing Director of Floorganise B.V.
“With this relatively small panel project team of partners, we have the unique opportunity to demonstrate how dedicated commercial off the shelve solutions can support the improvement of digital shipbuilding business processes for both U.S. military and commercial shipbuilding programs when they are applied in conjunction,’’ says Patrick Roberts, Vice President of Sales & Operations from SSI USA.
This project offers the participating shipyards the ability to experience the enhanced capabilities of integrating engineering, planning and production control to increase not only their level of project control but also the efficiency of their operational performance by up to 15%.
‘’It is a win for the participating shipyards, the NSRP, SSI USA and Floorganise,’’ says de Vries.