The National Shipbuilding Program. 1989 Ship Oroduction Symposium. Paper No. 8: Flexible Standards: An Essential Innovation in Shipyards
CHIRILLO (LOUIS D) ASSOCIATES BELLEVUE WA
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Following a pattern established by Japan after World-War II, a number of Asian countries are encouraging labor-intensive shipbuilding as means to develop their economies. For them, low-cost labor abounds. As a consequence, established shipbuilders elsewhere in the world market cannot be competitive for ordinary ships including multiple such ships of the same type. Their only alternative is to develop an organization that routinely ferrets out and solves new problems arising from custom-designed ships and different products other than sips, regardless of quantities, i.e., flexible-system production. An indispensable feature of effective flexible-system production is a file of standards which can be adapted to changing for requirement, including requirements modernizing naval ships, while at the sane time permitting reapplication of significant corporate experience. This paper standards and their significance.
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