Shipbuilders face a two-pronged challenge of building more ships in less time while also meeting the digital information needs of navies. To tackle this challenge, shipbuilders can adopt a model that emphasizes agility and flexibility. This involves the use of digital tools and technologies that enable collaboration and communication among all stakeholders involved in the shipbuilding process.
Successful shipbuilders implement a robust digital shipbuilding platform that can integrate design, engineering, planning, procurement, and production information. They invest in training their workforce to use these digital tools effectively and adopt a modular approach to shipbuilding, breaking down the shipbuilding process into smaller, more manageable modules that can be built separately and then assembled at the shipyard.
Shipbuilders can see quick ROI by deploying new processes that don’t require a complete overhaul of existing systems. For example, they can implement digital tools that enable real-time collaboration and communication, or they can adopt a modular approach to shipbuilding for certain components or systems.
Overall, successful shipbuilders are those that are willing to embrace digital transformation and adopt new technologies and processes that enable them to build ships faster and more efficiently, while also meeting the digital information needs of their customers.