The National Shipbuilding Research Program. Short Course on Implementing Advanced Technology. Course Notes
MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH INST
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This document contains course notes of the short course on implementing advanced technology as a part of the National Shipbuilding Research Program. Over the past two decades US. shipbuilders have amassed a great amount of DATA on the Best Shipbuilding Practices throughout the world through direct technology transfer and the sponsorship of the National ShipbuildingResearch Program. Many US. shipbuilders have used this knowledge to improve parts of the overall shipbuilding process. Not withstanding these positive yet intermittent achievements much must still be done to integrate all the knowledge into a superior set ofshipbuilding strategies to move U.S shipbuilders into a truly global shipbuilding competitive position. Developing the strategies is obviously just the beginning. Committing to their implementation is essential for success in the marketplace. The paper stresses the development and implementation of comprehensive strategies for the U.S. shipbuilders by exploring the Global concepts of integrated product development, accuracy control, stable processes, variety reduction, throughput improvement and, to make it all happen, re-engneering.
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
- Marine Engineering