Group Technology/Flow Applications Research (The National Shipbuilding Research Program)
NATIONAL STEEL AND SHIPBUILDING CO SAN DIEGO CA
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The general subjects of GT group technology, production cells, and shop flow have been in the technical press for some time now. And the relationship to CIM Computer Integrated Manufacturing is also being introduced. All of these concepts have much to offer the shipbuilder, but we need to relate these modern concepts to shipbuilding. In this talk, we will describe these related subjects and the opportunities that shipbuilders have, a new look at CIM and GT from a shipyard perspective, and several proposed practical projects involving a machine shop and a sheet metal shop. As we see it, departments many shipyard shops are set up in , grouping similar machines based on the commonality of the machines. Another way is to group machines and processes based on the commonality of the groups of products being processed. This different viewpoint may have a lot to offer us as shipbuilders in reduced costs and faster thruput.
- Marine Engineering
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems