Accession Number : ADA450084


Title :   Proceedings of the IREAPS Technical Symposium (9th) Held in San Diego, California on September 14-16, 1982. Volume 1 (The National Shipbuilding Research Program)


Corporate Author : IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL


Personal Author(s) : Sverdrup, Cato F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a450084.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1982


Pagination or Media Count : 602


Abstract : In 1960 B&W Shipyard commissioned new yard facilities introducing new building methods with large blocks (modules, sections) assembled in the building dock by gantry cranes. To ensure effective operation of such facilities, computer based sophisticated planning and control systems were developed. The anticipated improvement in production efficiency of the new system remained, however, for the first decade of operation, as it was with traditional shipbuilding. Upon thorough analysis of the situation the yard management was forced to acknowledge that the excessive complexity of systems applied had made the understanding of fundamental parameters for successful planning and control of new systems ambiguous. Accepting that shipbuilding is only as complicated as one chooses to make it, the yard started to simplify all phases of the shipbuilding processes. Discarding complicated systems and for one off production, efforts were centered on series production of ships to improve productivity sampling whatever Japanese impulses were considered adaptable to the yard.


Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , *PRODUCTIVITY , *SHIPBUILDING , SYMPOSIA , MANAGEMENT , FACILITIES , GANTRIES , CRANES , SAMPLING , EFFICIENCY , PRODUCTION , CONTROL SYSTEMS


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE