Accession Number:

ADA456119

Title:

The National Shipbuilding Research Program, 1990 Ship Production Symposium, Paper No. 1: Can U.S. Shipbuilders Become Competitive in the International Merchant Market?

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SEA SYSTEMS COMMAND WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

The naval shipyards are in the process of installing a system for identifying and recording specific job-related skills in their industrial workforce. The system, called the Shipyard Skills Tracking System SSTS, is intended initially to support middle-level management in allocating their workforce properly for critical tasks and in accurately factoring personnel availability and training requirements into the planning for upcoming work. SSTS is supported by sophisticated computer programs which are integrated into other shipyard administrative programs. Data entry, ever the bugaboo of large scale tracking programs, is minimized by using data links to other job related programs for most of the information. The programs have been successfully field-tested at one naval shipyard and, starting in November 1989, began undergoing phased installation at all eight government yards.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE