WAYS TO INCREASE U.S. SHIPBUILDING PRODUCTIVITY

At four private shipyards, GAO found ways to improve operations, increase productivity, and reduce costs. Followup visits were made to each to determine whether they acted on GAO's suggestions. Of 70 GAO suggestions to management, (Listed in appendix) 36 were accepted and 34 were not, as of the time this report went to press. Of the 36 accepted, 7 had not yet been put into practice by management, primarily because they lacked funds to invest in capital equipment and facilities. The suggested improvement areas are: facilities acquisition and management; production planning and control; labor morale, absenteeism, turnover, efficiency and productivity; preventive maintenance practices; quality assurance; industrial engineering and procurement of raw materials and supplies.

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    U.S. General Accounting Office

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  • Publication Date: 1976-9

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  • Pagination: 45 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141658
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: U.S. General Accounting Office
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PSAD-76-168
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1976 12:00AM