The National Shipbuilding Research Program: Proceedings of the REAPS Technical Symposium Paper No. 11: SPADES' Progress in U.S. Shipbuilding (The National Shipbuilding Research Program)
NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER CARDEROCK DIV BETHESDA MD
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The major shipyards that utilize SPADES and Call and Associates have organized a user group. Annual two-day SPADES user meetings are held in danuary of each year to discuss problems and improvements to the system. The SPADES steering committee meets just after the user meeting and again in dune in conjunction with the REAPS meeting to make official decisions on problems improvements or changes. At these sessions, priorities for Call and Associates to work toward are established. A problem identification form and a suggestion and improvement form were designed and adopted with a procedure for informing Call and Associates and all SPADES users about changes or problems within the system. Call and Associates assigns a unique identification number to these forms and submits comments. The Steering Committee serves as a catalyst to Call and Associates for constant improvement of the SPADES System.
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