Accession Number:

ADA426247

Title:

2001 Industry Studies: Shipbuilding

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

2001-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The U.S. shipbuilding industry designs and builds the most advanced military vessels in the world, yet remains uncompetitive in the commercial shipbuilding market. The major yards are unable to compete internationally due to the dedicated industrial policies, greater efficiency, and lower labor rates in other countries. However, the absence of a robust commercial counterpart to the military shipbuilding sector does not have a negative impact on national security. Second- and third-tier yards that produce the majority of the Jones Act ships have been more innovative, more efficient, and therefore, more successful. However, all shipbuilders must apply modern business practices, processes, and enabling technologies to become more cost-effective and competitive.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE