The Tribon Ml Developer's Toolkit
In order to allow its customers to create specific developments to the Tribon Shipbuilding system to extract even greater competitive advantages, Tribon Solutions has created the "Developer's Toolkit" of the Tribon Ml Shipbuilding system on Windows NT based on Tribon M1 Vitesse and Oracle technologies. The Tribon Ml Developer's Toolkit enables the user to write their own programs to control design development according to their own rules with direct access to the Tribon Product Information Model and all the functionality of the Tribon Ml applications. The Developer's Toolkit can be applied from the smallest design standard to complete sections of ships thus reducing design man-hours and improving quality. The Toolkit incorporates features for integration with ERP-type (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems that can support the adaptation to an existing IT system architecture of a shipyard. By using the Tribon Product Information Model database, the same data can be used and re-used between what traditionally have been separate systems. Materials administration, procurement, overall planning, workshop/detail planning, financial and human resource systems are some of the systems that now can be connected to Tribon to create shorter lead times and improved efficiency. The integration and sharing of data can, for example, take place in the hull steel and outfitting material definition, early equipment definition, prefabrication/parts manufacture, assembly parts lists and installation/commissioning. By using Tribon Ml Vitesse and Oracle technology, these interfaces can be configured and adapted to specific requirements. This could for example be applied in retrieving production or purchasing status for use within the Tribon M1 Shipbuilding system.