This paper discusses the scale of change that is needed for West European shipbuilding and shiprepair companies in general, and those of the UK in particular, to achieve competitiveness in world markets. It is proposed that the degree of performance improvement required goes beyond the incremental approach frequently adopted in the past; that is, a transformation in the way that companies operate will have to take place. The nature of this type of change is described as well as the processes used to implement it. There is an emphasis on the use of teams and team-based processes. Measurements and measurement systems must be established to provide the means by which performance improvements can be targeted and controlled. Illustrations of the experiences of using some of these tools and techniques, both successful and less successful, are provided.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • RINA Intl Conf NEWBUILD 2000 & the Role of the Naval Architect in Ship and Offshore Projects; 24-25 Oct 1995; London, UK. Pprs. Publ by RINA, London, UK. Ppr 8 [8 p, 6 ref, 4 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Bruce, G
    • Eltringham, D
    • French, G
  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00718819
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 1996 12:00AM