Accession Number:

ADA458039

Title:

Maquiladora Operations for Shipbuilding

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

TEMPLE BARKER AND SLOANE INC LEXINGTON MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

The maguiladora program was established by the Mexican government to encourage foreign investment and promote industrial growth. The success of the program encourages more and more participation each year. The low cost of labor in Mexico has attracted companies in all types of manufacturing in the United States with the exception of shipbuilding. With the focus on the domestic shipbuilding market over the last 25 years, U.S. shipyards have lacked the impetus to establish a maguiladora operation. The world market for shipbuilding has been steadily improving, while the U.S. domestic market has been steadily decreasing. The opportunities for U.S. shipyards to focus their strategies on the world market may not get any better. By understanding the complexities of establishing a maguiladora operation and then integrating the operation into its overall production plan, a shipbuilder can begin to realize that large labor cost savings are possible.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE