The National Shipbuilding Research Program, Planning Workshop
PETERSON BUILDERS INC STURGEON BAY WI
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In March of 1992, twenty representatives from standards setting bodies, the shipbuilding industry, and government met for two and one half days in Kansas City to formulate a blueprint for developing a coordinated marine industry standardization process and create a unified vision of the critical role standards can play in improving the global competitive position of the U.S. shipbuilding industry. The workshop produced a list of ten strategic advantages an industry standardization program can provide to U.S. shipbuilding a vision statement for the United States Ship and Marine Technology standardization effort nine strategic goals with which to guide this effort over the next one to five years and thirty-seven short term action recommendations tied to the strategic goal statements The Workshop was originally identified as SNAME Ship Production Committee, Panel SP-6, Standardization Project P-69 and was an expansion of effort under MARAD contract administered by Peterson Builders, Inc. as part of the Program Management function Task P-58. It was also closely related to the Standards Master Plan Project Task P-66. The Workshop was developed with the intent that it start with a clean sheet of paper, there would be no sacred cows. In order to ensure the highest level of objectivity, a facilitator and standards technical advisor with no connections to the Marine Industry were retained to design and conduct the Workshop. Assisting them was an ad hoc committee consisting of the Panel Chairman, SP-6 Program Manager, and the Long-Range Plan Project Director.
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- Marine Engineering