The optimisation of a tendering process for warship refit contracts is presented. The tendering process, also known as the pre-contract award process (PCA), involves all the activities needed to be successfully awarded a refit contract. Process activities and information flows have been modelled using Integrated Definition Language IDEF0 and a Dependency Structure Matrix (DSM) with optimisation performed via a Genetic Algorithm (DSM-GA) search technique. By utilising this approach the process activities were re-sequenced in such an order that the number and size of rework cycles were reduced. The result being a 57% reduction in a criterion indicating 're-work' cycles.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of 18th International Conference on Computer Aided Production Engineering (CAPE'03)|
|Place of Publication||Edinburgh, United Kingdom|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|
- design engineering
- production engineering
- computer science
- computer-aided engineering
Fleming, D. A., Forbes, G. A., Hayfron, L. E., Duffy, A. H. B., & Ball, P. D. (2003). The optimisation of the estimating and tendering process in warship refit - a case study. In Proceedings of 18th International Conference on Computer Aided Production Engineering (CAPE'03) Edinburgh, United Kingdom.