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September 12, 2013
Client News

SSI client Mustang Marine will present a paper at the upcoming ICCAS 2013 conference in Busan, Korea regarding how Mustang’s skillful utilization of features in ShipConstructor combined with careful design practices has resulted in a 25% reduction in build time hours.


Benefit to Smaller Companies


“Sometimes smaller organizations question the productivity gains of adopting enterprise class software such as ShipConstructor,” says SSI CEO Darren Larkins. “But Mustang Marine is a perfect case study of how the skillful application of computer aided design and production processes using our solutions can result in a significant benefit.”

Nesting Advantages

Mustang Marine’s ICCAS paper highlights multiple ways that ShipConstructor has increased productivity. For instance, the paper says, “The plate development capability of this software and the ability to nest parts into kits has reduced production hours significantly in relation to the requirement for traditional lofting techniques.”

Right the First Time in Construction

Mustang also highlights how ShipConstructor’s capabilities for the detailing of assembly drawings enable production staff to follow a “right the first time” principle in construction, thus avoiding costly and time-consuming rework.

Libraries of Standard Parts

Furthermore, Mustang Marine also derives benefit from using libraries in ShipConstructor that allow younger staff to utilize “Standard Parts” created by more experienced members of the design team.

Implementation and Integration

The authors of the paper go on to talk about details of implementing the CAD system including integration with other products such as MRP and Accounting as well as other Autodesk software products. These details could prove to be instructive to other companies in similar situations.

Scalability

SSI prides itself on the fact that ShipConstructor is more scalable than any other competing shipbuilding software on the market, making it the only product suitable for clients with differing budget sizes, differing workforce skills and abilities, differing infrastructure environments, and differing project types and sizes.


Conclusion

Mustang Marine’s case study as documented in their presentation at the upcoming ICCAS 2013 conference is the perfect example of how ShipConstructor can help a small company do big things.


For more details, see the paper

Challenges Faced by a Small Shipyard in Integrating Computer Aided Design and Production Processes-A Real Live Case Study.

About Mustang Marine
Established in 1984 by the Lewis family, Mustang Marine (Wales) Ltd is the flexible choice for boat building, ship repairs and marine services based in Pembroke Dock, Wales UK. Originally in Fishguard, Mustang Marine relocated to the former Royal Dockyard, Pembroke Dock in 1997 and through investment in people, technology and facilities has gone from strength to strength in terms of physical resources as well as financial stability.
Mustang Marine was family owned until 2012, whereby an agreement with Milford Haven Port Authority (MHPA) has seen Milford Haven Ship Repairers rebranded and now trading under the Mustang Marine name. This venture has subsequently formed a world class engineering facility increasing the capacity and capabilities of the two companies now combined as Mustang Marine. The heart of the business is the people that live and breathe the company and boats we build and service. We are an experienced, skilled team that continues to go from strength to strength. Kevin Lewis is the hand on the helm at Mustang Marine, ably supported by Lucas Boissevain, Ian Strugnell and most recently Robert Humphreys and Mel Lewis. Over years, as our reputation has grown, relationships, alliances and associations have enabled us to work with the best in the business; World renowned designers and builders such as Incat Crowther, Camarc Ltd, BMT Nigel Gee and Associates and Damen BV to name a few.

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