CHANGING SHIPYARDS TO IMPROVE COST EFFECTIVENESS OF SHIP MAINTENANCE

The complexities of modern day overhauls are such that many of the shipyard management and repair techniques used during the past two decades are no longer valid. Shipyards are changing management methods, material handling procedures, and repair facilities and equipments to accommodate more cost effective and timely overhauls. Managements changes encompass information systems based on extensive use of computers so that information is meaningful and up to date. This enables better management of personnel and utilization of available resources. Material handling and ordering procedures are being changed. Material control centers are being placed inside the industrial user shops. High use material is being identifed and not being allowed to become depleted. Shipyards are modernizing their machinery and buildings. Numerical control equipment and numerical controlled propeller profilers have been programmed. One is in use at Philadelphia, one is under procurement, and two more are in the offing. This paper describes the evolution occurring in naval shipyards over the past decade which will better enable them to meet the critical repair and modernization needs of the Fleet of the 1980's.

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    • ASNE Day 1976 Technical Papers.
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    American Society of Naval Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Kaune, J E
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

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  • Accession Number: 00134292
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Naval Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM