A modern ship is always a team product. Shipyards and their partners, engineering firms and IT providers all work together on an order. Therefore the challenge for the shipbuilders no longer lies in developing each and every component, but rather in joining all the pieces of the puzzle to create a whole. An enormous amount of data, documentation and information needs to be processed, and the relationships between them, as well as between the people and organizations involved in the project, are extremely complex – much more so than in the mechanical engineering or automotive sectors.
Because a ship is almost always a highly intricate, one-of-a-kind product, the manufacturing structures and processes have to be highly flexible. Shipyards thus see a clear trend: today, the focus is on a holistic view of the system “ship“, and product lifecycle management (PLM) is the road to getting there. With CENIT’s PLM solutions, shipbuilding enterprises can depict the entire development process digitally, from the first idea to the concept to manufacturing simulation. Using our PLM infrastructure, construction and manufacturing data can be integrated within the enterprise, but also with all suppliers, partners and vendors. Such joint project work means that development errors can usually be avoided early on.
Our PLM solutions offer you the technical capacity to react flexibly and innovatively to customer requirements and market demands. We show you how to recognize your tried-and-proven methods, so that you can make full use of the know-how and capabilities within your enterprise and beyond it, and thus be in a position to deliver your ships cost- and time-effectively.