Production Know How

Efficiently capture manufacturing know-how to support reuse 

As experienced manufacturing planners and workers are approaching retirement, it is critical that shipyards capture existing knowledge and experience. In addition, they need to better leverage this information to optimize their production processes. Specifically, marine and offshore companies need to reuse their existing knowledge and previous production planning experience to reduce their cycle time while improving product quality. They are challenged to make this know-how available in an easily reusable form within their multi-disciplinary environment and across their multi-site organization.


With Optimized Production For Sea, shipbuilders can build process templates that describe the different activities and how they are done, which can then be reused for each new shipbuilding project. By making sure that company standards are embedded in the manufacturing planning, production planners no longer need to start from scratch, saving considerable preparation time and money. Companies can define the types of machines available at the shipyard with their characteristics and production capacities so that planners can select the right equipment for a particular task. They can also customize templates by adding their own equipment’s attributes. Moreover, shipyards can embed company knowledge in the form of rules to ensure that the production planning complies with corporate preferences, guidelines and conventions. 

Key Highlights and Benefits


  • Capture company specific data and optimize manufacturing processes
  • Efficiently capture know-how and existing production planning experience for capitalization and reuse
  • Define embedded business rules to optimize the manufacturing process
  • Define shipyard equipment resources and behaviors
  • Manage manufacturing assembly, process plan, and drawing templates