2. The Digital Shipyard: Opportunities and Challenges
Authors: Spoehr, J., Jang, R., Manning, K., Rajagopalan, A., Moretti, C., Hordacre, AL., Howard, S., Yaron, P & Worrall, L.
Next-generation digital technologies are enabling the creation of ‘Digital Shipyards’, with potential to bring about improvements in productivity, accuracy and repeatability, traceability, visibility and health and safety across the entire shipbuilding value chain.
Digitisation of naval shipbuilding requires structured processes and practices consciously aimed at driving technological improvement and innovation along the value chain. Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) provides a framework for achieving this.