IMPROVING SHIPYARD PRODUCTION WITH STANDARD COMPONENTS AND MODULES

Standards and modules have been widely applied in modern mass-production industries to cut down production costs and to attain uniformity in quality. This concept has been introduced in shipbuilding during the past few decades but has not been so successful as to permeate the entire ship construction process. The author's firm has challenged this task for several years by standardizing elementary components as the first step, then extending such standardization to unit modules composing various systems and, eventually, to the complete ship design without spoiling the advantages of a tailor-made design. This paper discusses the process and techniques of standardization applied by the firm and their contribution in reducing design and production costs.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at the Spring Meeting/STAR Symposium, New London, Connecticut, April 26-29, 1978. Available only in bound proceedings.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Ichinose, Y
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173987
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 10
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 3 1978 12:00AM