National Shipbuilding Research Program and Navy - Further Advancement Through Collaboration
Symposium paper rept. 26-27 Feb 2002
EXECUTIVE CONTROL BOARD OF THE NATIONALSHIPBUILDING PROGRAM CHARLESTON SC
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This paper discusses the Naval shipbuilding and repair enterprise from the vantage point of the National Shipbuilding Research Program NSRP collaborative of shipyards. The NSRP represents our Nations shipbuilding and repair enterprise - both military and commercial. The paper will offer a relational perspective of the naval warship enterprise, from customer requirements and concept formulation, through design and construction, to life cycle maintenance. The paper will discuss the integrating tools and processes required for enterprise optimization, including the balanced application of lean principles and systems technology. The paper will outline challenges facing the whole, including acquisition constraints, requirements and specifications, needed investment, and arguably the most daunting - commitment to change. The process of even greater design, engineering, and production capability, based on advanced and more integrated computer applications, continues at an energetic pace. People, processes and tools have come together in a comprehensive way, in effect in a new culture, in order to really begin to take advantage of what is, in a sense, inherent in the tools. The paper will conclude with recommendations for the enterprise as a whole in meeting the challenges and continuing to provide the United States with the most advanced Navy in the world.
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
- Marine Engineering