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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented to the American Association of Cost Engineers and published in AACE Bulletin, Vol. 6, No. 2, 1964.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Department of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
    Ann Arbor, MI  USA  48109
  • Authors:
    • COUCH, J C
  • Publication Date: 1969-3

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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