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We sail towards central collaboration through automation. Ships and schedules become more complex and are linked to 3D models (digital twin and 4D planning). Nobody knows what the developments in shipbuilding are and when and which development will be first standardized in shipbuilding. What we do know is that all these developments have one common goal: chain integration. A better cooperation between shipyards, (sub) contractors (also among themselves) and between people on board and the people in the office.
Realtime and up-to-date information is available anywhere, anytime and anyplace and tailored to the need for the role someone plays in the work process.
We are already seeing these developments taking place, such as the apps with which we collect all information on board, fill in forms, take photos and upload them, et cetera. This information is integrated with various software packages, such as 3D models that are linked to, for example, the Oracle Primavera or SAP PPM planning system. Everyone can connect to a platform with their own piece of software, so that information is collected, analyzed and adapted to the information needs of the user. All dedicated software solutions deliver input and output via a single platform.
In short, digitization brings more efficiency to shipbuilding through centralized collaboration.