Productivity Improvements in U.S. Naval Shipbuilding
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC
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To enhance national security, the U.S. Navy is interested in improving the capability of the U.S. shipbuilding industry, including shipbuilding companies, their suppliers, and ship design agents, to build naval ships. The Navy is seeking to improve the quality of ship construction, to decrease ship construction time, and to increase productivity through the advancement of planning and production technologies. The National Research Council convened the Committee on Navy Shipbuilding Technology to undertake the study. This report is the first of a multi-year effort. Its objectives are limited to describe the status of shipbuilding productivity in the U.S., to acknowledge and describe the substantial industrial activity that is directed towards productivity improvement, and to identify and appraise a number of issues for subsequent technical assessment.
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