This Manual is a treatise on planning and production control intended for use by the middle level managers and supervisors in a commercial shipyard. The basic theme is Production Oriented Planning, where planning for the use of resources is oriented squarely with the basic goal of the shipyard, which is to produce quality ships on time at a profit. The manual is divided into Two volumes. Volume I is divided as follows: Part I describes a problem that is common in shipbuilding, illustrating the difficulties involved in applying the proper resources in the right amounts at the correct time. Part II discusses an approach to shipyard improvements by summarizing the basic shipyard function, problems encountered in shipbuilding, and how tightening up the existing planning and production control system will assist in resolving those problems. It also looks at shipyard operations from the production point of view, and describes the benefits that might be accrued through production oriented planning. Part III contains guidance for improving an existing planning and production control system. Specifically, how to evaluate an existing system, how to develop the basic relationships between cost and duration that are needed for measuring improvements, how to identify those locations and functions needing improvement, and how to assemble the engineered standards needed to support the basic improvement process. Part IV treats the question of overall system effectiveness by developing a method for cost benefit analysis to measure shipyard-wide improvements of tighter system, along with identification of those areas or features that do not pay for themselves and therefore should be abandoned or modified. The use of automatic data processing is discussed in the context of the economic benefits it may provide. Also covered is how engineered standards will benefit specific portions of shipyard operations, and that the extent of their usage can provide a real measure of overall effectiveness. Volume II, the supporting appendices, covers the following: A-General Shipbuilding Methods; B-Budgeting; C-Scheduling; D-Performance Measurement; E-Evaluation of Production Performance; F-Planning Group-Organization and Composition; G-Generation of Sample Engineered Standards; H-Automatic Data Processing; I-Basic Statistical Concepts.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by Corporate-Tech Planning, Inc for Bath Iron Works Corporation, 700 Washington Street, Bath, Maine 04530. Program jointly sponsored by the Maritime Administration and the U.S. Shipbuilding Industry.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Corporate-Tech Planning, Incorporated

    John Hart Mansion, The Hill
    Portsmouth, NH  United States  03801
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

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  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189419
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM