Shipbuilders rely on accurate data in the design, build and maintenance of their ships. Whether you're developing maintenance schedules, configuring new ships or producing documentation, up-to-date information is critical.
Yet many shipbuilders are depending on out-dated, manual methods for utilizing and storing their data - from multiple spreadsheets, to un-controlled Word documents and time-consuming design files.
With such data forming the foundation of any shipbuilding company, shipbuilders are realizing the importance of intelligent, integrated content systems, that can re-use and leverage data - saving vast amounts of time and money.
ADG has a proud history of supplying specialized technical solutions and services for data specifications, including Shipdex.
Shipdex™ is an International Business Rules Specification used for production and the exchange of technical and logistic data within the shipping community, known as (The Shipdex™ Protocol).
ADG produces a robust S1000D based software suite specifically to support the Shipdex specification. ADG also offer software solutions that output to SCORM-compliant content, for e-Learning.
ADG's R4i BuildPoint software offers shipbuilders a powerful combination of asset configuration, asset management, product lifecycle management and technical documentation tools. Throw in our integrated online learning system, and you have all the tools you need to improve efficiency within your business and know the known state of any of your ships, at any point in time.
With R4i BuildPoint, you will be able to seamlessly flow product engineering data from the design and configuration stages, through to production and maintenance.
Teams or departments will no longer need to double or triple handle information in separate systems and content can be re-used for any purpose and in any required format and style.
Such integration means information used out in the field, during maintenance or in training is consistent and, if changed, is all changed at the same time.
Who benefits most?
R4i BuildPoint is predominantly for use by manufacturers who have long life assets, produce multiple variants of an asset, have a high level of product complexity or produce a high volume. So it's ideal for shipbuilders, as well as suppliers to shipbuilders.
Need a variation of a current ship to meet client demand? By re-using data already inputted into our system for pre-built ships and assemblies, you can quickly make changes to a configuration, and output all the required information you need instantly - literally within minutes. Build cards, full configuration details, maintenance schedule, task cards, bill of materials, training manuals, the lot. So no more copying and pasting from one document to another.
Genuine continuous improvement and resourcing efficiency
Consistency and accuracy across all information
Reduced duplication between engineering, manufacturing and maintenance teams
Increased speed to market for new ships
Reduced risk management, knowing the 'known state' of any asset