Accession Number : ADA447701


Title :   The National Shipbuilding Research Program. Proceedings of tghe IREASPS Technical Symposium. Paper No. 23: Productivity Issues in Naval Shipbuilding


Corporate Author : NAVAL SEA SYSTEMS COMMAND WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Lucie, Joseph C ; Fisher, Stephen T


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a447701.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1982


Pagination or Media Count : 18


Abstract : Productivity is looked upon by most as the key to our American standard of life; however, as evident by the successes overseas, the United States seems to be only now coming to grips with the true essence of productivity -- human resource management. This paper will look at the changing nature of productivity as it relates to job design, participative management, and the increasing use of incentives, feedback, and goal setting. Likewise, a brief discussion of organizational design and recent developments toward work motivation will point up that the real key for productivity improvements lies with management. This then will help establish why there are real productivity issues that need to be addressed in the Navy shipbuilding program in the areas of engineering design, waterfront management, and Navy Project management. The essence of these issues relate hinderances to achieving productivity improvements due to: (1) poor organizational structures which preclude inclusion of productivity considerations early in the design phase; (2) improper attention and training provided to the first level supervisors at the waterfront and the failure to recognize the valuable contribution these people could provide; and, (3) the crucial requirement for having qualified and experienced ship production personnel on Navy management teams.


Descriptors :   *PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT , *PRODUCTIVITY , *SHIPBUILDING , *PROJECT MANAGEMENT , SHIPS , SYMPOSIA , JOBS , ORGANIZATIONS , MANAGEMENT , TEAMS(PERSONNEL) , SHIP PERSONNEL , RESOURCE MANAGEMENT , MOTIVATION , SUPERVISORS , ENGINEERING , NAVY , PRODUCTION , HUMAN RESOURCES , NAVAL VESSELS , NAVAL PERSONNEL


Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Marine Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE