Accession Number:

ADA454319

Title:

Revitalization of Industrial Engineering in the Naval Shipyards (The National Shipbuilding Research Program)

Descriptive Note:

Paper no. 5A

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SEA SYSTEMS COMMAND WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Recent developments in the ship repair industry have focused attention on the operation of the naval shipyards. The loss of commercial ship construction work to foreign nations and the declining commercial ship repair work market have resulted in aggressive competition among private shipyards for naval ship repair work. The naval shipyards have come under increasing pressure and scrutiny to become more productive and cost effective. This paper examines the impact of these factors on the naval shipyards, specifically with respect to the industrial engineering functions. The paper describes the initiatives taken to revitalize industrial engineering in the naval shipyards and summarizes some of the successes achieved in reducing costs. The paper concludes with a prognosis for the future and describes efforts to institutionalize the strengthened role of industrial engineering.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE