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Heavy Engineering and Shipbuilding

The shipbuilding and heavy engineering industry are characterized by project manufacturing with long development and construction cycles, high capital intensity of products.

The industry solution for Heavy Engineering and Shipbuilding provides transparency of the shipbuilding planning and management system and helps reducing construction time and period of covering capital outlays. Infor solution for Heavy Engineering and Shipbuilding helps to optimize the project management processes and the program of the enterprise projects. It enables to control the costs and deadlines of projects to comply with the terms of existing contracts.

Unique solution capabilities for shipbuilding and heavy engineering:

  • Synchronization of design processes and Engineering Document Management with production
  • Operational management of design and operational documents development
  • Maintains project and engineering documentation integrity, monitor workflows, provide project status in real-time
  • Integration with top-tier project planning systems (Primavera, MS Project, Open Plan)
  • Integration with PDM systems
  • Management of project works with detalization by its composition (WBS). Maintaining a single end-to-end work schedule
  • Management of project costs within the context of object elements
  • Management of project’s resourcesand materials budgets, labor input budgets
  • Planning of procurement and production in accordance with project schedules and needs of the project work
  • Management of project’s inventory with borrowing/reimbursement options
  • Support of separate inventory accounting 
  • Management of the flat-rolled production process
  • Creation and management of suppliers database
  • Real-time monitoring of project costs and efficiency
  • Project contract management
  • Support of quality control business processes

The solution allows you to build a reliable and visually friendly executive reporting system based on integrated data from different sources. Reports can be created to manage both individual projects and project portfolios and include a set of standard industry metrics for evaluating and predicting project execution.

IPL Consulting expertise in Infor Solutions implementation for Heavy Engineering and Shipbuilding:


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