Accession Number:

ADA454369

Title:

The National Shipbuilding Research Program. 1992 Ship Production Symposium Proceedings. Paper No. 7B-3: Performance Measurement in Unstable Conditions

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT MARITIME SERVICES (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

A number of descriptions of systems of performance measurement have been published, and more work has been carried out recently to develop their use for estimating purposes. One of the key problems is that most of the systems described rely on a systematic database which is built up from analysis of a stable production system. Currently such stability is the exception rather than the rule for most shipbuilding companies. The paper reviews the problem, focusing on global measures which can allow overall performance to be assessed, and also on work station performance. It considers the relationship between the global and local measures and proposes a method which would allow performance to be established readily. A method of planning for an improved performance in the future, but during the life of existing contracts is also proposed.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE