A Production Planning and Control Methodology Proposal for Shipyards

Kafali M., Ünsan Y., Ozkok M.

JOURNAL OF ETA MARITIME SCIENCE, vol.6, no.1, pp.47-59, 2018 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/jems.2018.02986
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.47-59
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


One of the biggest troubles of the shipyards working customer-oriented and tailor-made manner is planning and controlling of the production progress. This problem causes the production to proceed in the framework of its own dynamics and out of supervision. In this type of shipbuilding, one of the most complicating factors is excessive work-in-process level. Another negative effect of the excessive workin-process level is that it hides the problems in production stations, and therefore, makes it difficult to solve these problems. A scheduling method, which is updated based on current performance, and a production control system, which prevents the excessive increase of work-in-process level during steel hull production, are investigated for the shipyards that work mentioned genre before. The model to be introduced is thought to be a starting application for such type of shipyards.