Engineered Labor Standards in the Manufacture of Sheetmetal Case Good Items
BATH IRON WORKS CORP ME
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The BIW Sheetmetal Shop has approximately 200 employees working in two separate facilities. The main shop fabricates and assembles ventilation ductwork and custom flat work such as small foundations bins, racks, dressers. The main shop also fabricates parts for hig volume case good items i.e. lockers, bunks, power and lighting panels. These case goods are then sent to another building, Hyde South Assembly, where they are formed, spot welded and finally assembled.The main Sheetmetal Shop operates three full shifts, while the Hyde South operation works a full first shift with second and third shift support only as needed. Scheduling of work is recognized as a problem, resulting overtime and an extensive multi-shift operation. Shop scheduling is 2 currently done by job number where each job number is slotted within a 10-week window. This lO-week rule often results in either too much or too little work at various shop operations, necessitating reassignment of workers andor overtime.
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