Lean Innovative Connected Vessels (LINCOLN)

Lucia Ramundo, Rossella Luglietti, Monica Rossi, Sergio Terzi

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The European vessel industry is traditionally leader in the sector. In the last decades, to stay competitive worldwide, it has repositioned on the high-end market, characterized by specialized design and production with high complexity and technological content. This implies new challenges in complex product creation with reduced costs, fast design and optimal production time. This is more valid for SMEs and for emerging maritime sectors, where traditional vessels can’t comply with their requirements. A comprehensive approach starting from early vessels design stages can help to overcome those issues. In this paper is proposed an integrated solution based on lean design methodology, IoT (Internet of Things) tools, HPC (High Performance Computing) simulation and sustainability methods, such as LCA (Life cycle Cost Analysis) and LCC (Life Cycle Cost). This is validated towards three specific industrial cases, related to small and medium vessels and mainly coastal activities. The adoption of this approach along the maritime value chain can also foster the introduction of new business models.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event7th Transport Research Arena, TRA 2018: A digital era for transport: solutions for society, economy and environment - Reed Exhibitions Messe Wien, Vienna, Austria
Duration: 16 Apr 201819 Apr 2018
Conference number: 7


Conference7th Transport Research Arena, TRA 2018
Abbreviated titleTRA 2018


  • Lean design
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • HPC simulation
  • Life cycle assessment (LCA)
  • Life Cycle Cost (LCC)


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