Siemens has revealed its Shipbuilding Catalyst software, aimed at accelerating the deployment of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and enhancing the value of PLM in the shipbuilding industry.
Using Siemens PLM software running on Microsoft technology, Shipbuilding Catalyst uses a pre-packaged combination of industry specific best practice guides, templates and tailored software, and integrates and synchronises shipbuilding operations.
“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.”
In an industry with an increasing focus on energy efficiency and environmental benefits, shipyards globally are developing design that satisfy an increasingly complex set of requirements while remaining competitive. To achieve this, Shipyards are looking at the most efficient way to improve productivity across their enterprise operations.
“The Shipbuilding Catalyst extends our catalyst strategy announced late last year to help increase PLM value and accelerate return on investment,” said Steven Bashada, senior vice president, Industry Strategy, Siemens PLM Software. “This is a pivotal time for the shipbuilding industry as shipbuilders respond to the demand for more cost-competitive ships with better performance and reliability. Siemens’ holistic shipbuilding solution is focused on providing shipbuilders a competitive edge to sustain growth and improve performance.”
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