Literature Review on Planning Design and Engineering Activities in Shipbuilding

Kristina Kjersem1 & Jan Emblemsvåg2

1PhD Candidate, Logistics Department, Molde University College, Britvegen 2, 6410 Molde, Norway, Phone +47 47 82 49 84, kristina.kjersem@himolde.no
2 Professor, Molde University College, Britvegen 2, 6410 Molde, Norway; Senior Vice President Innovation and Process Management, Ph.D., jan.emblemsvag@vard.com

Abstract

Planning, scheduling, controlling and measuring design and engineering activities is challenged nowadays not only by the strong competition, but also by the technology and the way projects are organized. The project organization challenges the planning process through its variety of people, organizations and cultures participating along the whole building project. Concurrent engineering is a building method dependent on a dynamic planning process that integrates and coordinates all the entities involved in the project. 3D modeling is a tool that necessitates more specialized engineers and a more collaborative way of engineering a project. It seems that today’s planning systems fail to take into consideration these challenges. This literature review is an attempt to find if and how the fields of project management and lean construction deal with planning and measuring design/engineering activities in a concurrent engineering process that is globally dispersed both on engineering and on production part of a project.

Keywords

Project Planning; Lean Construction; Last Planner System, Project Management

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Reference

Kjersem, K. & Emblemsvåg, J. 2014, 'Literature Review on Planning Design and Engineering Activities in Shipbuilding ' In:, Kalsaas, B.T., Koskela, L. & Saurin, T.A., 22nd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Oslo, Norway, 25-27 Jun 2014. pp 677-688

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