Accession Number:

ADA058649

Title:

From Operational Needs to Notional Ships - A New Look,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ASSOCIATION OF SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS OF THE NAVAL AIR AND SEA SYSTEMS COMMAND WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1978-03-31

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this treatise is to contribute to the improvement of ship acquisition in the U.S. Navy by presenting a new look at the early stages of ship development and suggesting that certain management tools be applied. The thrust of the recommendation for management improvement is the attainment of a positive and orderly Pre-Acquisition Phase with the central theme of Integration. The lack of a coordinated effort to systematically examine operational needs and to assimilate the results of studies and ongoing developments creates a situation in which needs, gaps andor shortfalls are not identified until a ship conceptual design begins. The result is that in many cases the products of development programs cannot meet the production schedule of the ship which prompted the development.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE