Accession Number:

ADA445011

Title:

Improved Shipyard Control With ToMaS (Total Management System)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER CARDEROCK DIV BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

In common with any business enterprise, the tasks of management in a shipyard may be specified within three levels 1. The strategic level - to establish objectives for the shipyard. 2. The tactical level - to translate the shipyards objectives into plans, schedules and budgets. 3. The operational level - to coordinate and control the shipyards operations against plans, schedules and budgets. For objective management to be of benefit to the shipyard, there must be continual and critical review and modification of the shipyards strategy and tactics, the questions which need to be answered being 1. Knowing the external environment and the shipyards past performances, what are the realistic alternative strategies 2. Which of these alternative strategies provides the best achievable goal for the shipyard 3. What is the most cost effective application of the shipyards resources to achieve this goal 4. How can we organize the work content at the operational level within this application of the shipyards resources This concept of objective management with its three levels in general dictates the transverse levels in a shipyards organizational structure and since we have concluded that continual and critical review and modification of strategy and tactic is essential. We further conclude that the organizational structure must be fluid, that is a cost effective shipyard at any time will be organized to achieve its current objectives.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Information Science
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE