Accession Number:

ADA458146

Title:

Workshops on Improved Planning and Shop Loading in Shipyard Production Shops

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ROBINSON-PAGE-MCDONOUGH AND ASSOCIATES INC GREENLAND NH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

80.0

Abstract:

This Project developed and delivered a series of nine Workshops on Improved Planning and Shop Loading in Shipyard Production Shops. The material presented at the Workshops was developed during several projects under the National Shipbuilding Research Program. Peterson Builders, Inc. of Sturgeon Bay, WI is the location where the initial research was carried out. In particular, the pipe fabrication shop at PBI was the first shipyard activity to develop and apply scheduling standards in real time for planning and shop loading of work orders. The initial application took place in 1981. Since that time, other follow-on projects have identified alternate techniques for developing scheduling standards, greatly reducing the time and effort needed to create these tools. PBI has continued to use scheduling standards in their pipe fabrication shop ever since the initial trial, and has improved and expanded their development and application with impressive results. The history of this technique, the alternate methods for creating scheduling standards, and the practices currently being applied at PBI were covered in detail during each Workshop.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE