Accession Number : AD0716785

Title :   An Economic Analysis of the U. S. Shipbuilding Industry for the 1970's. Volume I,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA PROGRAM ANALYSIS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Beazer,William F. ; Cox,William A. ; Harvey,Curtis A. ; Watkins,Nancy L.

Report Date : JUL 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 109

Abstract : The report examines the effects of alternative shipbuilding programs and government procurement policies on the size and location of the US private shipbuilding industry and on the cost of ships. These effects are estimated from a linear programming model that simulates the activities of 15 private shipyards. The model is used to test the implications of two alternative volumes of shipbuilding, encompassing naval and commercial ships. The smaller program (36 ships per year) is based on a projection of recent actions and plans, while the larger program (about 70 per year) includes much higher rates of both commercial and naval construction. Different delivery schedules are tested for each program. Any set of ship demands could be tested. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHIPS, CONSTRUCTION), (*INDUSTRIES, UNITED STATES), (*ECONOMICS, ANALYSIS), SHIPYARDS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, LINEAR PROGRAMMING, GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT, COST EFFECTIVENESS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, LABOR, SCHEDULING, STATISTICAL DATA, SIMULATION

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE