Benefit Analysis of SPC Panel SP-8 Projects and Evaluation of SPC Panel SP-8 Management and Administration
ROBINSON-PAGE-MCDONOUGH AND ASSOCIATES INC GREENLAND NH
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This Task has investigated the benefits derived from the projects sponsored during the past 17 years by SNAME Ship Production Committee Panel SP-8 on Industrial Engineering under the National Shipbuilding Research Program. It has found that those projects involving direct shipyard application of Industrial Engineering techniques have yielded the most value in the shipyard community. The responses from those interviewed support such projects, rather than those with minimal potential for practical shipyard implementation. This Task has also assessed the opinion of the shipyard using community on the administration and management of Panel SP-8 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 is a need for increasing the attendance and participation of shipyard and NavSea representatives in order to ensure that Panel sentiment and actions will continue to be in the direction of shipyard interests. In addition, it may be advantageous to separate commercial and military considerations during the development of potential Panel projects.
- Marine Engineering