Digital tools have previously been successful for shipbuilders. Digital enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, 3D product models, and digitised output are all widespread. These fragments alone do not, however, make up a digital architecture or a digital-first organisation.
In actuality, a sizable portion of data is excluded from that digital world, and the information collected cannot always be trusted by all departments. Shipyards will be more confident and successful as they make the switch to a digital-first information strategy if they have a comprehensive grasp of the methodology needed within the shipbuilding sector.
In contrast to other industries, the shipbuilding sector requires a different strategy to achieve meaningful digital transformation. For shipbuilders to see success, they need to overcome the pitfalls of traditional technology implementations.
Executives in the shipbuilding industry must clearly define their objectives, divide projects into manageable components, and take ownership of their information. Fundamentally, that means making sure that the shipyard’s tools and procedures can integrate and provide your teams with a reliable supply of information throughout the duration of a vessel’s life.