Design for Production Manual. Volume 3. The Application of Production Engineering
NEWPORT NEWS SHIPBUILDING VA
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This Part of the manual describes a number of aspects of production engineering and examines the relationship and implications of production engineering on design planning and other shipyard functions. Production engineering is an interface function which helps to transform design information into production information. Its overall objective is to create a set of balanced work packages which are matced to a production system so that cost time and quality requirements can be met. The importance of standardizing the approach to ship construction and the interim products from which a ship is made is emphasized. This allows attention to be focussed on the unique non-standard features of any vessel . If the associated production processes are also standardized the achievement of production engineering objectives is facilitated. The way in which the development off standards can extend the application of Group Technoloy is also discussed. This allows much of the benefit of volume prouction to be applied to the generally small batch environment off a shipyard. Finally techniques of process analysis and spatial analysis are outlined.
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
- Marine Engineering