Accession Number : ADA152054


Title :   Toward More Productive Naval Shipbuilding


Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC MARINE BOARD


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a152054.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1984


Pagination or Media Count : 206


Abstract : The technical assessments undertaken by a special committee of the National Research Council in the second year of studying naval shipbuilding and reported herein include capital formation, production management systems, integration of engineering and production to support ship construction, and supplier issues in Navy shipbuilding. The committee appointed special work groups of committee members and industry and government experts for each of the technical assessments. This report of the committee's second phase reflects a point of view that productivity improvements are more readily initiated by the customer (the Navy) than the manufacturer (the shipbuilder and shipbuilding supplier), who is in a position of responding to the customer's needs and demands. This is a manufacturing philosophy. As a result of this point of view, the Navy, to a greater extent than shipbuilders and suppliers, is the subject of constructive criticism, conclusions, and recommendations in this report.


Descriptors :   *PRODUCTION CONTROL , *PRODUCTIVITY , *SHIPBUILDING , *NAVAL PROCUREMENT , MANUFACTURING , MANAGEMENT , PRODUCTION , NAVAL VESSELS


Subject Categories : Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies
      Marine Engineering
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE