Improve Operations, Reduce Costs, Deliver on Schedule
Shipyards are massive and complex operations with limited space requiring extreme accuracy and perfect timing.
Bottlenecks and disruptions can lead to missed deadlines, excess cost, and smaller margins
Meet Shipyard AI. An accurate, intelligent, flexible, automated tool that streamlines production flows and optimizes capacity planning and scheduling.
The Challenges Facing Shipyards Today
- Multiple ships under construction simultaneously
- Limited space with large form factors
- Difficulty tracking unit progress
- Tedious schedule changes and plan modifications
- No single source of truth
Controlling all these challenges can require weeks of labor-intensive planning
With Shipyard AI, weeks become minutes, and scheduling and capacity challenges are eliminated.
Automated and Flexible Shipyard Planning
With Shipyard AI, you can:
- Publish laydown maps and schedules
- See where items will be located over time
- Proactively plan capacity
- Develop options for early or late unit completion
- Keep operations efficient and on time
- Provide visibility to key stakeholders
- Visualize multiple production lines and potential results
From Weeks to Minutes
With Shipyard AI, it only takes a few days to analyze the impact of new ships, designs, and yard changes—and hours to develop alternative plans and predict the impact across the yard.
And while capturing, analyzing, and communicating capacity changes used to take a week or more, they can now be done instantaneously.
See Shipyard AI in Action
Simplify Your Workload.
Improve Customer Confidence.
Save Time and Money
Remove the need for manual footprinting by automating the creation of laydown maps over time and lift schedules.
Access Critical Information
Get live access to easily customized reports based on users’ needs.
Eliminate Overtime Costs
Load ships to full capacity and decrease–or even eliminate–overtime costs while maintaining construction schedules.
Mitigate Schedule Slips
Be alerted to schedule slips and their downstream impact. Receive mitigation options to keep construction running on time. Stay up to date with early or late unit completions.
Optimize Equipment Planning
Plan, track, and assign the movement of cranes and transporters. Visualize the location of their moves so you know where the equipment is at all times.
Perform “What-if” Analyses
Model new ship designs and facility changes and test your shipyard’s capacity for future ships in a digital twin. Develop best-fit schedules for multiple ship loadings, simulate long-term plans and strategies, and more.
Map Out Construction Data
Map out ship construction data, including all dependencies, sequencing, resources required, and more to visualize and manage the components of your construction processes.
Single Source of Truth
Get visual access to all your facility data, including construction spaces and relevant properties, so you can keep tabs on all equipment and processes.
Plan Available Capacity
Plan capacity for today, next week, or the long-term. Optimize schedules, staffing, layout and loading needs, and more.
“The new BigBear.ai tool has taken a process that historically took 10 weeks to complete and can now finish the scheduling activity in less than an hour…Ingalls expects to reduce 'real estate' allocation processing time by 30% and place 20 more units 'under cover' annually, with an estimated cost savings of over $990K per year.”
Article from the Signal featuring Ingalls Shipbuilding
Ready to Optimize Your Shipyard?
Schedule a demo with BigBear.ai to learn how Shipyard AI can help you automate your shipyard planning processes.