In my previous blog posts Change Management with SSI (1 of 3), Change Management with SSI (2 of 3), I illustrated how you would be able to leverage SSI’s products to manage change in an engineering context as well as how to provide consumable content to the diverse group of shipyard stakeholders. However, the ability to generate content rich information custom tailored for each stakeholder in packages still leaves room for improvement. Most shipyards are evaluating their information systems, tools and environment in their quest for a business transformation. This search is leading them towards the capability to be able to leverage all their information from a centralized information platform. This platform will consume, store and configuration manage information from several different sources including products such as ShipConstructor as well as distribute this information to the many diverse stakeholders in a shipyard. A common information platform that is being adopted and implemented in shipbuilding is a PLM system.
The integration of an information platform with ShipConstructor is a key requirement for an optimal and streamlined change management process. This includes synchronizing the tasks created in the information platform with ShipConstructor tasks, associating the changed items including deliverables to a specific task and disseminating the information throughout the enterprise.