METHODS IMPROVEMENT--CORNERSTONE FOR FUTURE SHIPYARD PRODUCTIVITY GAINS

The ship overhaul and repair business in the United States today has changed very little in most of this nation's shipyards, both public and private. This paper is devoted to U.S. Naval Shipyards. It addresses the real probabilities that, while many management techniques in recent years have helped to lower costs, improved methods and modernized processes could greatly assist in this effort. The role of Industrial Engineers and Production Engineers is addressed in regard to past and future roles as they relate to methods improvement. The need for a NAVSEA program to modernize is addressed. Some specific examples of methods improvement are given including a Numerically Controlled Pipe and Tube Bender, an Automatic Tool Control System, Portable Boring Bars for valves, a Hydroblast Unit to clean the insides of shipboard firemain systems, and a Numerically Controlled easily programmable, Gildemeister Turning Machine.

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    American Society of Naval Engineers

    Suite 507, 1012 14th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20005
  • Authors:
    • Woodruff, R B
  • Publication Date: 1979-4

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  • Accession Number: 00194722
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Naval Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM