Enhancing PLM Return on Investment and Speeding Time to Value

The solution includes best-practice guides, templates and software to help shipbuilders rapidly adopt and deploy PLM

Munich, GermanyMar. 27, 2014Siemens announced its release of Shipbuilding Catalyst, aimed at helping accelerate the deployment of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and further enhancing PLM value in this industry. Using a pre-packaged combination of industry-specific best practice guides, templates and tailored software, the Shipbuilding Catalyst integrates and synchronizes shipbuilding operations, including crucial members of the supplier network and third-party service providers. The Shipbuilding Catalyst is one of Siemens’ Industry Catalyst Series offerings announced in September of last year.

Siemens’ Shipbuilding Catalyst represents a transformational technology that enables shipyards to shorten their time to value and boost their return on investment,” said John MacKrell, vice president, CIMdata. “By improving total enterprise productivity, reducing cycle times and lowering the total cost of ownership of future fleets, Siemens´ shipbuilding solution can help change the way leading shipyards design, produce and sustain the next generation of advanced ships.”

The marine industry is undergoing a major transformation. Fleet operators need to develop reliable, more energy efficient and environmentally friendly ships with better overall performance and lower total operating costs. Shipyards around the globe must develop designs that satisfy this complex requirement at an ever-increasing rate to remain competitive. Even the most advanced shipyards realize that, in order to maintain a competitive advantage and attain acceptable performance, they need to significantly enhance productivity throughout the entire enterprise.

The Shipbuilding Catalyst is a set of preconfigured elements with deployment guides and implementation best practices for the shipbuilding industry. It addresses typical tasks and use cases that arise during a ship’s lifecycle, from receipt of inquiry to design, construction, operations and maintenance to decommissioning or demolition. It complements Siemens’ shipbuilding solution, which focuses on supporting five key process areas that integrate and optimize program and product management, design and engineering, ship construction, supply chain management, and ship service and support.

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