Accession Number:

ADA454583

Title:

Implementation of Advanced Technology in the Shipbuilding Industry -- Pilot Workshop Report

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

119.0

Abstract:

This report outlines the development of a pilot workshop on the dynamics of organizational response to advanced technology implementation for the U.S. Shipbuilding industry, the tools that were utilized in executing the workshop design, and the lessons learned. The purpose of the workshop was to provide the process for management to gain a better understanding of the consequences of implementing advanced shipbuilding methods into the shipyard. The process for implementing advanced technology was based on industrial engineering and management science relevant to organizational change. Lecture topics included Organizations are Systems Traditional Management vs. Open Systems Management The Socio-Technical Systems Model, and Implementing Change and Managing Resistance to Change. In addition to the tutorial lectures, a series of working sessions is outlined. Recommendations are made for future workshops.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE