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        • Design
        • The most significant opportunities to impact the cost of building and operating a ship are found in the design and engineering phase.

          Initial Design  |  Basic Design  |  Detailed Design

        • Build
        • Even a smaller shipbuilding project is immense in scope and scale. Manage the challenges that are unique to ship construction.

          Prepare  |  Fabricate  |  Assemble

        • Maintain
        • With the majority of a ship’s life taking place after it’s been built, it’s crucial to ensure that the organization has a clear picture of the vessel at all times.

          Assess  |  Manage  |  Repair / Refit

        • Nexus
        • SSI Nexus is the place where users, creators, & implementers of SSI software get together. Here they discuss best practices & industry trends, tackle common challenges, gain access to the latest software, and provide input into the future of the products that bring them together.

        • MyLearning
        • SSI MyLearning is where SSI users can access detailed training exercises, materials, courses, and certifications. The self-directed training curriculum ensures that training happens on your schedule and when you need it most.

        • SSI Blogs
        • The SSI blog is your place to get insights into the intersection of shipbuilding and technology, how our industry is moving forward, and keep up with SSI news. It’s the only place to read the latest from Denis Morais and Darren Larkins, SSI’s co-CEOs.

          Lighthouse Waveform  |  Crow’s Nest

        • Company
        • Learn more about SSI and our leadership.

        • Locations & Contact
        • You need a partner with a global presence.

        • News
        • The latest on SSI and shipbuilding.

        • Events
        • Join us at our next event, conference, or trade show.

        • Partners
        • Learn more about our Platform and Development Partners.

        • Clients
        • See the industry leaders who trust SSI.

        • Careers
        • Help us make the business of shipbuilding possible.

The realities of shipbuilding drive the need to focus on the next milestone. Financing, timelines, and the sheer scale of projects all play a part. Ensuring the organization can respond to market changes, innovate without jeopardizing current projects, and align your investment with what needs to get done allows you to focus on shipbuilding.

Shipyards are focused on today

Shipbuilding requires a quick ROI

Unlike in other industries, where business are willing to look at returns months or years down the road, the best shipbuilders aim to see ROI on the current project, or even the current block about to be cut, no matter what. Any investment that is undertaken can not impact the delivery of any current or future project.

The nature of shipbuilding projects also leads to the project workload varying significantly over time within a typical shipyard. New projects can be awarded irregularly, and design and engineering activity slows down once the current projects reach an advanced stage of production. These inconsistent demands mean that different departments are under different workloads at different times of the year. 

The global nature of shipbuilding also means that the workload on departments heavily depends on global financial conditions and a demand in local markets. Being able to manage those constantly changing demands and ensure you’re ready to accept new projects no matter where, or when, they come up is crucial.

Every single company is going through some changes today driven by the modern age of digital technology. However, we need to understand that just because we are incorporating more digital assets into our current analog processes it does not mean we are embracing the full potential of the digital era.

Denis Morais, SSI co-CEO

When your teams are able to respond to market changes as needed, innovate without jeopardizing the projects at hand, align your investment with what needs to get done, and achieve a quick ROI, then you can confidently focus on what you do best – shipbuilding.

Explore SSI’s solutions for the challenges shipbuilders face today.


Navigating the Transformations Coming to Shipbuilding

[eBook] Navigating the Transformations Coming to Shipbuilding

Implementing new technologies always has great potential, but truly successful shipbuilders ensure that any change to processes doesn’t impact the business today, or the ability to meet a coming deadline. Read the eBook to see how our industry will transform going forward, and what impact that will have on an organization’s day-to-day shipbuilding reality through the findings and predictions of Denis Morais.

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