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Highly efficient production planning for prototype competence

In order to be successful in the world market, both the productivity and the planning reliability in German shipyards must be further increased. Planning reliability, in particular, is becoming more important, since guaranteed delivery dates are clearly a competitive advantage over Asian shipyards, an aspect not to be underestimated by competitors. At the same time, the general conditions for reliable production planning are changing, as the size of a typical production series that German shipyards build continues to decline. Shipyards must therefore continue developing their ability to deliver even prototypes in a timely and competitive manner.

An important aspect in this context is a further digitalisation of production planning in shipbuilding, which requires the availability and reliability of data in a timely manner. Particularly, in the case of a one of a kind production reliable data to a sufficient detail is only available at a late stage and therefore often not at hand for planning purposes. At this point, it is necessary to support the planning procedure with methods and tools in such a way that a more detailed planning, as well as costly plan adjustments, are possible at an early stage.

In order to improve planning, developments are necessary to manage data bases and to evaluate planning variants. The basic approach is to create a consistent and networked data base for planning, with the possibility of taking into account the different degree of detail in different planning phases. In addition to the planning process, the shipbuilding assembly planning (method planning) is to be improved, which so far has often only been carried out on site and in text form. The text form makes the reusability, adaptability and digital processing of the planning data more difficult. It is necessary to investigate in which areas a higher degree of detail can benefit the planning process, how the necessary degree of detail can be determined, and how a higher level of detail can be be achieved with only appropriate effort. HEPP is dedicated to resolving the conflict stemming from minimizing the planning effort while at the same time increasing the planning validity and choosing an appropriate level of detail.


Title: Highly efficient production planning for prototype competence

Type: Research Collaboration

Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus König,

Researcher: Thomas Hilfert, M.Sc.

Project Partner:

Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, Meyer Werft, CMT e.V., Simplan AG, Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg

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