SNAME Panel SP-8 Members Survey NASSCO's Productivity Gains
Recent accomplishments by the industrial engineering staff and Sheetmetal Department at National Steel and Shipbuilding Co.
(NASSCO) were viewed by Panel SP-8 of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers at the spring industrial engineering meeting held recently in San Diego, Calif.
NASSCO is one of six U.S. shipyards currently involved in funded efforts to improve shipyard productivity under the sponsorship of Panel SP-8. Publication of the results and cost saving potential developed through these efforts is generally augmented by actual demonstrations, provided in conjunction with regular panel meetings.
Panel SP-8 on Industrial Engineering is one of SNAME's nine technical and research panels of the Ship Production Committee.
Panel sponsored projects are funded by the U.S. Maritime Administration and the U.S. Navy on a costshared basis with the shipbuilding and ship repair industry.
The objective of SNAME Panel SP-8 is to assist U.S. shipyards in the development and implementation of an improved industrial engineering capability in order to reduce the time and cost of ship construction and repair.
The present program at NASSCO involves the use of Engineered Labor Standards to facilitate shop loading for the 200 man sheet metal shop. One aspect of the system involves the standardization of 14 ventilation duct shapes which has simplified both the design process and the application of engineered labor standards. A related effort by NASSCO's shop planners has been the development of a Computer Aided Design system which incorporated these standardized shapes.
The 30-member industrial engineering panel represents naval and commercial shipyards, Mar- Ad, the Naval Sea Systems Command, and the industrial engineering profession. Persons interested in SNAME Panel SP-8 activities are invited to contact Panel secretary Joseph R. Phillips at (207) 443-3311, ext. 3360.
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