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New generation submarines

New generation submarines

The fourth industrial revolution docks in the naval industry: an innovative production planning solution for managing the construction of submarines.

Approach & Solution

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Approach

Our customer is historically one of the leading manufacturers in the U.S. submarine industry. In 2017 it was awarded a major contract for the production of a new class of nuclear submarines, thus having to face up to the complexity deriving from scalability in the production of machines assembled with millions of components. We are both proud and glad to have been involved in an innovative project, for which we made available our skills in production engineering and product lifecycle management (PLM) to address aspects with significant impacts on planning, such as duplication of processes, excessive re-machining and traceability.

Solution

We provided a real solution within the Industry 4.0 paradigm, implementing for the first time in a production planning process based on Siemens Next Generation Planning, in North America through the transformation of 4th Generation Design (4GD) planning data into a detailed production plan. We have enabled the customer to improve and define the management of planning data and the processes that lead to the release of a new product. With our experts we have designed, executed complete cycles and test plans, released and integrated our solution at each interested customer facility, providing training to end users and support throughout the entire project.

Results

Reducing re machining and duplication of work

Higher performance and scalability

Improving user experience and training

Better collaboration for change management

Extended lead time for production

Increasing the traceability of the planning process

Project Value

Cost cutting
Process performance
Innovation
Visibility

Enabling Technologies

AI & Advanced Analytics  

Our Products & Other Technologies

Siemens 4th Generation Design (4GD) Siemens Next Generation Planning (NGP)

Project Team

Engineering USA