Maritime Design Process Improvement Through a Lean Transformation

Brendan P. Sullivan*, Monica Rossi, Lucia Ramundo, Sergio Terzi

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The maritime industry has been working to apply unique solutions capable of improving design and development performance to ensure competitiveness [ 1, 2, 3, 4]. Over the past several decades, the industry has faced changes related to the increasing complexity of the dynamic global market. Activities to meet these challenges have been carried out in the marine space (e.g. aquaculture, renewable energy, environmental monitoring, accident response and clean up), however, design methodologies have remained rather unchanged, regardless of demand for the incorporation of new technologies and materials. Literature and multiple case studies have been utilized to present a design methodology and its preliminary results, which aim to help transform the design process for the extension of serviceability and reduction of design time. This paper describes an innovative maritime design framework, based on the comprehensive usage of design methodologies and advanced technology integration in vessel design.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th European Lean Educator Conference
Subtitle of host publicationELEC 2019
EditorsMonica Rossi, Matteo Rossini, Sergio Terzi
Place of PublicationCham
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-41429-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-41428-3
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event6th European Lean Educator Conference, ELEC 2019 - Milano, Italy
Duration: 11 Nov 201913 Nov 2019
Conference number: 6

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389


Conference6th European Lean Educator Conference, ELEC 2019
Abbreviated titleELEC 2019


  • Lean design
  • Maritime design
  • Collaborative design
  • Case study
  • Design methodology


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