Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Integration with CAD (2010-625)
- VT Halter Marine
- Austal USA
- Vigor Industrial
- Bollinger Shipyards
- Marinette Marine
- Ingalls Shipbuilding
- Praeses, LLC
- Jerry Pittman & Associates
- Shipconstructor Software, USA
May 2010 - March 2012
NSRP ASE Investment: $686K
Industry Investment: $709K
Develop a shipyard-neutral data schema and format that automatically translates material data attributes from a CAD/ Product Information Model system into an Enterprise Resource System.
Translating material data captured in a shipyard’s Product Information Model (PIM) system into the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is currently a manual process, time-consuming, inefficient, and error prone process. Operations, planning and procurement departments have been seeking more effective approaches.
The objective of this project is to mitigate errors and increase efficiency by developing a tool that automatically exchanges data between these two systems.
During development, it was determined that the neutral format of this tool lends itself to many activities, including materials handling scheduling and planning; however, after discussions with several shipyards, it was determined that focusing on only material data exchange for this project would achieve solid results within a relatively short timeline.
Final Report – Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Point of Contact:
David B. Hiscox, VT Halter Marine