Accession Number:

ADA454321

Title:

Improvements in Productivity Through Staff Integration

Descriptive Note:

Paper no. 4A

Corporate Author:

MARINE CONSULTANT SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Too frequently, todays shipyards are a product of their history. Their organizations represent the experiences and successes of the personnel. In the past this has been adequate because the maritime business was largely subsidized by federal government programs. Reductions in these programs have directly reduced the business available to shipyards. As a result, shipyards are failing at a record rate. The prognosis is not good. This paper addresses one facet of improving a shipyards position in an increasingly competitive environment improvements in over-all productivity resulting from integration of the functions of the shipyard staff. First, an organization is described, identifying the staff and defining its purpose within the shipyard. In a typical shipyard, the staff includes organizations for estimating, planning, engineering, purchasing, and contracting. The responsibilities of each of these groups is discussed and, in particular, the areas of interface between them are highlighted. Using the information developed, the paper then examines known problems, based on shipyard experiences, which are responsible for reduced productivity. The paper then provides an outline for integration of staff functions, using simple process control and data processing which will reduce staff overhead and provide improved estimating, material flow, and scheduling support to Production.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE