Accession Number : ADA570581
Title : Benchmarking Dutch and U.S. Naval Shipbuilding: Reducing U.S. Naval Shipbuilding Costs Using Collaborative PLM and 3D Imaging
Descriptive Note : Research rept.
Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF OPERATIONAL AND INFORMATION SCIENCES
Personal Author(s) : Shannon, Kevin ; Housel, Thomas J ; Jansen, Erik ; Silkey, Trent
Report Date : 02 Nov 2012
Pagination or Media Count : 100
Abstract : U.S. Navy shipbuilding contractors need to find a way to reduce costs without sacrificing current reliability and quality requirements. 3D Laser Scanning Technology (3D LST) and Collaborative Product Lifecycle Management (CPLM) are two technologies that are currently being leveraged by international ship construction organizations to achieve significant cost savings. 3D LST dramatically reduces the time required to scan ship surfaces as opposed to the traditional photogrammetry techniques currently used, but its accuracy is not up to the Navy's standards. Once the technology progresses to a level of accuracy deemed acceptable by the U.S. Navy, dramatic cost savings will be gained by implementing it. CPLM technologies, on the other hand, improve the engineering and design process to the point that they may reduce detailed engineering times by up to 22%. To achieve the cost-saving benefits of these new technologies, U.S. Navy shipbuilding contractors must restructure their organizations to achieve the most productive manufacturing capabilities possible. This report details the answers to a series of research questions that result in a framework for these companies to use to improve manufacturing capabilities from a structural, human resource, and technical perspective. U.S. Navy shipbuilding contractors can use this framework to determine how to best implement these new manufacturing technologies.
Descriptors : *CONTRACTORS , *COST REDUCTION , *LASER APPLICATIONS , *LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT , *MANUFACTURING , *NAVAL VESSELS , *ORGANIZATIONAL REALIGNMENT , *SHIPBUILDING , ACCURACY , DIGITAL IMAGES , NAVAL ARCHITECTURE , NAVY , PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT , PRODUCTIVITY , REQUIREMENTS , SCANNING , SHIPYARDS , STANDARDS , THREE DIMENSIONAL
Subject Categories : Administration and Management
Economics and Cost Analysis
Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE