Production management in shipyards is one of the most significant activities impacting productivity. On-site managers and production planners still do not have sufficient production information to enable on-site scheduling because of restricted information sharing among departments. In this research, the main production management challenges were determined from workflow simulations of the production planning processes. An analysis of the requirements for effective communication between production management and on-site personnel was undertaken to establish an integrated hull construction, outfitting, and painting execution system architecture for shipyard applications, developed following the component-based design methodology. The proposed systems key functions encompass stages from block assembly to hull outfitting at the quay, and enable visualization of the production progress through color differentiation to maximize production information sharing. The proposed system facilitates the transmission of reliable and accurate production information to all relevant personnel in an appropriate timeframe.

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