Accession Number:

ADA458129

Title:

Design/Production Integration and the Industrial Structure

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT COLL FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

The naval architect or the designer is considered as the integrator of countless subsystems into the system, called the ship. In order to integrate, he must have in the design phase the freedom to communicate with all levels of production. This communication is the prerequisite to a successful designproduction integration. The freedom to communicate can be fostered or impeded by the industrial structure. The structure itself is driven by the economy of scope and scale and by legal requirements expressing views on competition andor cooperation. The impact of structure and law on communication is sketched in comparative form for the American on foreign ship building industry. The scope of the paper is restricted to fundamentals.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE