USE OF COMMERCIAL SPECIFICATIONS IN THE SHIPBUILDING PROCESS

This paper describes the method used by the Navy in the acquisition of ships, with particular reference to the some 2,500 documents referenced directly in the process. For such documents, initially mostly military, a concerted effort is underway to substitute "commercial specifications" where feasible. A comparison is made between the processing of military documents and industry standards. The paper then goes into details of available Industry Documents for materials and small items, noting the general absence for large items of machinery and equipment (and a possible solution). The use of "Off-the-shelf" equipment also is discussed as well as advantages and disadvantages of both methods of specifying requirements. Finally, the paper summarizes the alternatives: maximum use of industry standards (either directly or indirectly); use of Commercial Item Descriptions where feasible; and retention of military documents where necessary (mission-critical systems, where marine ruggedness is required, and for truly military applications).

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    American Society of Naval Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Lisanby, J W
    • Haas, J
  • Publication Date: 1981-2

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  • Accession Number: 00330917
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM