A SHIPYARD MANAGEMENT CHALLENGE: DO REPAIR AND NEW CONSTRUCTION REALLY MIX?

In many respects, ship repair and ship construction require quite different management disciplines. Repair and overhaul work demands maximum flexibility and quick response on short notice, while new construction efficiency depends upon orderly, long term advance planning. Both have the common goals of on-time delivery at a decent profit. In simple terms, the resources available to meet these goals reduce to funds, people, and facilities. This paper presents one shipyard's approach toward managing the simultaneous performance of repair and new construction work. Included is a discussion of the way personnel and facilities resources are organized, maintained, and updated to meet the shipyard's objectives. The authors draw upon Todd's experience over the past four years in setting up and managing the new construction of twelve U.S. Navy Guided Missile Frigates while concurrently performing a sizable repair and overhaul workload. Finally, they explore facilities plans for the future which could meet projected demands for vastly increased levels of ship repair and overhaul support on a much shorter turnaround basis than can presently be achieved.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented 11 October 1979 to the Los Angeles Metropolitan Section, SNAME.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Petersen, E J
    • Thorell, L M
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 40 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316607
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM