Accession Number : ADA458039


Title :   Maquiladora Operations for Shipbuilding


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : TEMPLE BARKER AND SLOANE INC LEXINGTON MA


Personal Author(s) : Laughlin, Gary ; Gomez, Guillermo


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a458039.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 20


Abstract : The maguiladora program was established by the Mexican government to encourage foreign investment and promote industrial growth. The success of the program encourages more and more participation each year. The low cost of labor in Mexico has attracted companies in all types of manufacturing in the United States with the exception of shipbuilding. With the focus on the domestic shipbuilding market over the last 25 years, U.S. shipyards have lacked the impetus to establish a maguiladora operation. The world market for shipbuilding has been steadily improving, while the U.S. domestic market has been steadily decreasing. The opportunities for U.S. shipyards to focus their strategies on the world market may not get any better. By understanding the complexities of establishing a maguiladora operation and then integrating the operation into its overall production plan, a shipbuilder can begin to realize that large labor cost savings are possible.


Descriptors :   *FOREIGN , *INVESTMENTS , *SHIPYARDS , SYMPOSIA , COST REDUCTION , MEXICO , LABOR MARKETS , SHIPBUILDING


Subject Categories : Marine Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE