Shipyard Industrial Analysis – Phase II

NCMS Project #: 141004

Problem: Optimizing shipyard configuration and improving shipyard productivity is a complex objective made up of several variables, including worker efficiency, equipment effectiveness, material supply delays, errors/rework, inefficient task sequencing, and unexpected repair requirements once initial repairs are begun.

Benefit: The digital modeling software suite can then optimize the workload with subject matter expertise input, accounting for throughput, labor, energy consumption, weather, tides or other resource variables to include construction alternatives.  This work effort will lead to innovations in the public and private sector with advanced industrial planning processes for infrastructure maintenance and sustainment activities.

Solution/Approach: Phase I modeled the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility to simulate shipyard operations and define the optimal shipyard plant layout and configuration.  Phase II builds on the efforts of Phase I digital model and will implement the optimization of the shipyard plant layout and configuration in the form of project planning requirements.  The culmination of this effort will be the creation of the DD1391 Budget Request Document built upon the Phase I digital modelling and the Phase II studies, design, and schedule development.

Impact on Warfighter:

  • Bridge gap between modeling/simulation and requirements
  • Streamline processes
  • Simplify management
  • Reduce maintenance burden, waste, and costs
  • Improve warfighter readiness

DOD Participation:

  • Naval Sea Systems Command PMS 555 and SEA-04
  • Pearl Harbor Navy Shipyard and IMF
  • Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and IMF
  • Norfolk Naval Shipyard
  • Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
  • Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC)

Industry Participation:

  • Bechtel National, Inc.
  • Siemens
  • EngUSA
  • Orbis
  • LCE
  • Hepburn & Sons
  • NCMS

Benefit Area(s):

  • Cost savings
  • Maintenance avoidance and reliability
  • Maintenance management improvement
  • Improved readiness

Focus Area:

  • Energy, environmental, health, and safety