This paper is a description of the organization and operation of a unique research program sponsored by the Federal Government in full partnership with the U.S. shipbuilding industry. The objective of the program is to improve the productivity of this industry and to reduce Government subsidy. Since the program began in 1971, almost 90 projects have been funded by the Government at a cost of $15 million. In addition, the industry has contributed in manpower, material, and facilities in excess of $5 million. The bulk of the projects involve development and demonstration of production technology for shipbuilding. These include welding, material handling, ship outfitting, production methods, manufacturing automation, and production-oriented design. In addition to describing the technical and organizational content of the program, the paper is intended to be a case study of a successful government/industry approach to improve the total innovation process within a mature industry.

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    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Garvey, J G
  • Publication Date: 1976-10

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  • Accession Number: 00148281
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM