Toward More Productive Naval Shipbuilding
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC MARINE BOARD
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The technical assessments undertaken by a special committee of the National Research Council in the second year of studying naval shipbuilding and reported herein include capital formation, production management systems, integration of engineering and production to support ship construction, and supplier issues in Navy shipbuilding. The committee appointed special work groups of committee members and industry and government experts for each of the technical assessments. This report of the committees second phase reflects a point of view that productivity improvements are more readily initiated by the customer the Navy than the manufacturer the shipbuilder and shipbuilding supplier, who is in a position of responding to the customers needs and demands. This is a manufacturing philosophy. As a result of this point of view, the Navy, to a greater extent than shipbuilders and suppliers, is the subject of constructive criticism, conclusions, and recommendations in this report.
- Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies
- Marine Engineering
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies