Accession Number:

ADA458643

Title:

Benefit Analysis of SPC Panel SP-4 Projects and Evaluation of SPC Panel SP-4 Management and Administration

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ROBINSON-PAGE-MCDONOUGH AND ASSOCIATES INC GREENLAND NH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

This Task has investigated the benefits derived from the projects sponsored during the past 12 years by SNAME Ship Production Committee Panel SP-4 on DesignProduction Integration under the National Shipbuilding Research Program. It has found that those projects involving direct shipyard participation have yielded the most value in the shipyard community. The responses from those interviewed endorse the value of such projects, rather than analytical or theoretical exercises which offer little practical application. This Task has also assessed the opinion of the shipyard using community on the administration and management of Panel SP-4 itself. It has found that the practices currently in effect have been well received, and should be continued with only minor improvements. It has also found, however, that there has been an insufficient number of shipyards represented at Panel meetings. This deficiency has produced a non-shipyard bias in Panel deliberations, which has contributed to the minimal shipyard implementation of research results. Although recent attempts to increase the number of shipyards represented at Panel meetings have been effective, continuing efforts are needed to achieve and maintain the desired attendee mix.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE