The National Shipbuilding Research Program 1985 Ship Production Symposium Volume 2 Paper No. 9: Improving Shipyard Productivity Through the Combined Use of Process Engineering and Industrial Engineering Methods Analysis Techniques
INGALLS SHIPBUILDING INC PASCAGOULA MS
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Despite the obvious compromises to efficiency that must be made when producing small quantities, the shipbuilding industry sometimes rules out or fails to consider some of the efficient techniques and methodologies of mass production manufacturing. In this paper a comparison and contrast is made between the methods of mass production and small quantity manufacturing. Also revealed in this paper are the benefits from the use of a mass production process engineering techniques and a methods analysis techniques during the performance of the National Shipbuilding Research Program a SP-8 panel Task E-8-21. The use of a mass production process engineering technique using tool routings to provide a summary of all of the tools, gages, etc. required to operate and control the products being produced from mass production machining and assembly equipment is explained as a solution to a methods problem of excessive travel for tools in shipboard equipment machining and installation by Outside Machinists. The paper concludes with a promotion of this specific application of mass production methodology in shipbuilding and a promotion of the re-evaluation of mass production techniques by shipyards as a vehicle for productivity improvement.
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
- Marine Engineering