The Natiional Shipbuilding Research Program. 1993 Ship Production Symposium. Paper No. 8: Network Scheduling Development in an MRP II Environment
NATIONAL STEEL AND SHIPBUILDING CO SAN DIEGO CA
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Large manufacturing industries have been able to successfully reduce cost and cycle time through the use of Manufacturing Resource Planning MRP II systems and principles to control material flow and the production process. Ship construction can not be neatly classified as a manufacturing process. The complex relationships involved with the installation and activation of ships systems more closely resembles a construction operation. Work of this type has traditionally been controlled through an activity based network scheduling system. However, MRP 11 principles offer numerous benefits for the shipbuilding industry. This paper discusses an approach to planning, scheduling, and management of ship construction which takes advantage of benefits from both approaches. By using both network scheduling and MRP II in an integrated scheduling system, a shipyard will be better able to plan and execute the ship construction process.
- Administration and Management
- Marine Engineering