The Application of Computer-Aided Process Planning to Ship Modernization, Overhaul and Repair
CDI MARINE CO JACKSONVILLE FL
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To be truly competitive, the U.S. ship repair industry must divorce itself from the entranced, archaic practices that impede the productive work effort and stymie personal initiative. The industry is married to a 50 year old systems-oriented work culture that has failed to reap the benefits of a product-oriented work structure. The application of new construction experience to repair work, specifically, group technology and zone logic, has been limited. Pockets of excellence do exist in the repair industry but, overall, progress has been excruciatingly slow. Where change is taking place, it is more a testimony to individual leadership and initiative than stated Government policy.
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
- Marine Engineering