Accession Number : ADA114146

Title :   An Overview of the National Shipbuilding Industrial Base,

Corporate Author : ASSOCIATION OF SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS OF THE NAVAL SEA SYSTEMS COMMAND WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Ramsay,Raymond

PDF Url : ADA114146

Report Date : Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : This paper provides an overview of the U.S. shipbuilding and repair industry vitality, and its past and present capability to support new ship construction programs in the national interest. The capabilities of the shipbuilding industrial base are also examined at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of supplier support in relation to an expanded naval shipbuilding program. The aspects of technological improvements and the humane use of human beings, in the ship production process, are discussed with particular reference to the workforce management practices in foreign countries. An optimistic conclusion provides a prognosis regarding the prosecution of expanded naval shipbuilding programs within the capacity and capability of the U.S. industry. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Shipbuilding, Industries, Naval vessels, Repair, Costs, United States, History, Marketing, Foreign, Economic impact

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE