The principal changes that have taken place in shipbuilding technology in the past three decades are within the area of production planning and control. This paper outlines the philosophy and organisation of the Ship Production Control System (SPCS) devised and operated by A. & P. Appledore International. This is a seris of inter-linked modules, each of which corresponds to a management sub-system. The modules Steelman and Outfitman for controlling the sequencing and loading of steelwork components and assemblies, both use the concept of the work station as the smallest plannable unit of production in the scheduling process. Steelcon and Outfitparts use a similar concept--the work package--to give a basic structure to the scheduling work. The modules have been installed in manual, batch and on-line processing modes, the latter version being particularly useful for capturing information on the percentage of times which are late and require close control. Order from BSRA as No. 49,019.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at Fourth Kongsberg Vapenfabrik Shipbuilding Symposium, Newcastle upon Tyne, May 8-11, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Kongsberg Vapenfabrik Shipbuilding Symp (4th)

    Newcastle upon Tyne,   England 
  • Authors:
    • VAUGHAN, R
    • Allan, A
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182504
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper No. 2 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1978 12:00AM