Coordination procedures in commercial ship design, production, and procurement are widely predominantly analyzed fields. While deadlines become shorter and shorter, the complexity of modern commercial vessels increases steadily, so that these information systems are more and more indispensable for integration in maritime industry. Based on a detailed evaluation of integrating the upstream and downstream data flows, this paper describes the current implementation states under the collaborative environment concept and establishes the future integration network for shipbuilding.
Keywords:freight & logistics services, knowledge management, information management, project management, marine transportation, infrastructure, design process, supplier, communication, database
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2005. The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers