Flexible Production Scheduling System (The National Shipbuilding Research Program)
TODD PACIFIC SHIPYARDS CORP SEATTLE WA
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A schedule which is developed in phases is far more effective than a schedule which attempts a level of de tail beyond the progress of design. Prerequisites for scheduling that result in high performances by production processes and constant improvements in a scheduling system are accurate information of material volume total materials required corresponding with each level of design development a system for first assessing all materials required in large groups or units and, as each design phase develops, for refining all material requirements into small groups or units, statistically acquired parameters, based on past performances, which associate man-hours normally required with each material group or unit so as to accurately predict work volume material volume x parameter work volume timely preparation of drawings, material lists and purchase order specifications effective material management systems for material procurement and marshaling per schedules, and procedures for workload leveling and for regulating the rate of work.
- Marine Engineering