THE COST SAVINGS OF MULTIPLE SHIP PRODUCTION
This paper discusses the application of cost-quantity relationships used in other industries to shipbuilding. Specifically, the author shows how reliable estimates of the cost savings of multiple ship production can be made by careful accounting procedures which separate the component shipbuilding costs and by the application of learning curve techniques. The mathematical formulation of applicable cost-quantity relationships is included as well as ship cost data. The author believes that these techniques provide a valuable tool for easing the task of cost estimating for multiple ship contracts.
- Presented to the American Association of Cost Engineers and published in AACE Bulletin, Vol. 6, No. 2, 1964.
University of Michigan, Ann ArborDepartment of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
Ann Arbor, MI USA 48109
- COUCH, J C
- Publication Date: 1969-3
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 9 p.
- TRT Terms: Cost control; Cost estimating; Productivity; Series production; Shipbuilding
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost reduction
- Subject Areas: Construction; Finance; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00072738
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
- Report/Paper Numbers: No. 015
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 31 1974 12:00AM