Design for Production Manual. Volume 2. Design/Production Integration
BETHLEHEM STEEL CO SPARROWS POINT MD CENTRAL TECHNICAL DIV (SHIPBUILDING)
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Many many years ago some wise caveman invented the wheel. It is more than likely that the first wheel was delivered late and over budget Some things in the past millions for years have not changed. Maybe it is new time for change. The manual that follows this summary is not a re-invention of the wheel. Some of the ideas presented herein may strike a familiar note as you read through the manual. The developers of the manual attempted to collect and assemble a multitude or ideas and techniques involved with shipbuilding all haying the common directive or DesignProduction Integration. Their intent however was not only to collect these ideas but to also present them in such a manner as to assist you and your organization in a re-thinking process concerning shipbuilding design and production. To this end the writers want to emphasize that this manual is not a common cure for all of the U.S. Shipbuilding Industrys woes. It is merely presented to you as hopeful hopefully the catalyst to initiate the required re-thinking process and to give some information to you concerning the most effective starting points as to where this re-thinking effort should be directed.
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