It can be difficult to work with contractors and sub-contractors in a way that ensures your organization’s engineering department has control and reliability over every aspect of the project. By including company-specific standards directly in shared projects, and easily being able to verify received work on-the-fly, any work done by contractors can be seamlessly integrated into the existing environment. In this way, disruption to your processes is minimized.
Easily Integrating Contractors
The built-in relationships and standards of work done by contractors ensures that work can easily be fully integrated into the existing environment. When the third-party work needs to be referred back to later in the design process or sent to production machinery, the existing integration eliminates the need to revise or adapt any aspect of the project.
Maintaining Information Reliability
When packages are used as the method of information transfer, your engineering department will be confident that the Information coming back from contractors already fits within your standards. However, if there is doubt, or additional verification is required, the work can easily be verified on-the-fly. This is possible thanks to the relationships automatically built into every aspect of the design.
Existing methods of transferring projects, or sub-sets of projects, to contractors are often cumbersome. It can be difficult to share only the information needed and enforcing shipyard standards is not always possible. Sharing with contractors exactly what is needed through packages removes this difficulty.
When combined with a unified engineering model, these packages can include standards and specifications defined by your engineering team. This gives your organization the confidence to know that any work returned will meet your expectations, and give the contractor an easy way to receive work and ensure it will meet requirements.
Working together, LPT and Inamasu Shipbuilding were able to obtain both control and reliability over their engineering processes. Most importantly, this was accomplished with minimal disruption. The new 3D approach developed by LPT captured the knowledge and expertise of experienced designers in templates and rules to improve on Japan’s sophisticated shipbuilding techniques.Read the Case Study
SSI’s ShipConstructor WorkShare solutions are what make it possible to:
- Compile and share project packages.
- Securely manage distributed projects.
- Leverage an experienced workforce.
Whether you require transferring entire projects, sub-sets of projects, or individual parts. It is possible to accomplish this efficiently using WorkShare.
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