Accession Number:

ADA495176

Title:

Capabilites Study of Mid-Tier U.S. Shipyards. Abbreviated industry rept

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FIRST MARINE INTERNATIONAL LTD LONDON (ENGLAND)

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Report Date:

2006-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense Industrial Policy ODUSDIP recently completed Part 1 of a Global Shipbuilding Industrial Base Benchmarking Study GSIBBS that was focused on the first-tier U.S. shipyards and leading large international yards. Part 1 had several objectives but the principal output was a proposed list of actions for the Department of Defense and Industry to improve the performance of the U.S. shipbuilding enterprise. ODUSDIP has extended GSIBBS to include the U.S. mid-tier yards Part 2. At approximately the same time, the Office of Naval Research ONR commissioned a study of mid-tier U.S. shipyards to assess their capability to build medium-sized combatants. The study has been executed through its Navy ManTech Center of Excellence, the Center for Naval Shipbuilding Technology CNST. The functions of both ODUSDIP and CNST are described in Appendix 1. The capabilities assessment and benchmarking study have common elements and a similar methodology. Therefore, in order to make the most efficient use of resources and minimize industry disruption, the two studies were combined and carried out simultaneously.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE