DEVELOPMENTS OF TECHNICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS

The author gives an historical outline of technical information systems used for controlling ship production in a U.K. shipyard. The period covered is from the early sixties to the present day, and emphasis is laid on the latest thinking which reflects the changes of approach to ship-building technology, facilities, market considerations, and information processing by computer. Samples of planning documentation in the early sixties are compared with computer-produced total Work Preparation Order Sets containing job/parts lists, drawings, technical lofting data, process times, and quality control check-off lists. A section of the paper describes the derivation of process times from standard data and highlights the necessity for utilising standards in generating information on production planning and control to assist management decision making. Order from BSRA as No. 49,267.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented at "Seascape 78", Shipbuilding Management for the 1980s, North East Coast Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders, April 20, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    North East Coast Inst of Engineers & Shipbuilders

    Bolbec Hall, Westgate Road
    Newcastle upon Tyne,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Cairns, J A
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00185319
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper No. 2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM