Accession Number : ADA529054


Title :   Maritime Cast Shop Integrated Improvement Plan


Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Oct 2009-1 Aug 2010


Corporate Author : WILLCOR INC COLLEGE PARK MD


Personal Author(s) : Delaney, Michael ; Lang, Albert


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a529054.pdf


Report Date : 20 Aug 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 104


Abstract : Under the auspices of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Maritime Cast Shop (MCS) Integrated Improvement Plan, this project provided substantial improvements to two foundries that provide significant Department of Defense maritime products. The Willcor Industrial Base Innovation Fund (IBIF) proposal was a result of observations made while assisting General Dynamics Electric Boat to improve their supply chain which included critical casting suppliers. Shipbuilders periodically experience construction schedule delays with resultant cost increases from castings issues. Casting issues in shipbuilding include the late delivery of components as well as the late discovery of latent quality issues. Costs of shipyard delays are typically vastly out of proportion with the actual cost of the casting itself.


Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , *SHIPBUILDING , *FOUNDRIES , *MARITIME INDUSTRY , SUPPLIES , SHIPYARDS , INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY , CASTINGS , CONSTRUCTION , NAVY , INTEGRATED SYSTEMS


Subject Categories : Marine Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE