Design of production systems for large maritime structures
The following article presents a methodology for factory design projects in the maritime industry. Therefore the special requirements for the planning of maritime production facilities are introduced regarding the different planning steps in factory design. Based on that, an integrated methodology is presented to fulfill these special requirements and ensure valuable planning results. Approaches of the methodology are the application of type representatives, material flow simulation and layout planning algorithms. Finally, the methodology is implemented in a software tool which supports the planner in factory design projects in the maritime industry.