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VCS Improved Cable Lay and Sequencing Tool

Project Participants: General Dynamics Electric Boat Project Start: December 2014 The VIRGINIA Class Submarine (VCS) and OHIO Replacement (OR) Programs’ operation and planning personnel involved with the installation of cables have identified an opportunity for significant and recurring savings. There are 15,000 to 20,000 cables on a nuclear submarine. The process of designing, planning and […]

Dynamic Change Awareness

Project Participants: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. Project Start: December 2014 Lack of visibility and knowledge of forthcoming changes to design or planned work increases engineering labor, planning labor, and increases re-work in production. Foremen spend hours generating plans, confirming location of materials, and training crew on scope of the job. However, by the time the […]

Synchronizing Material Logistics with CVN Pier & Dry Dock Build Strategies

Project Participants: Newport News Shipbuilding Project Start: August 2014 Newport News Shipbuilding is creating the ability to quickly and easily analyze material impact on build strategy decisions.  Naval ship construction is an immensely complex logistical activity involving large quantities of highly specialized material, equipment and personnel. All material that ultimately resides in a CVN must […]

Modular Outfitting/Packaged Units

Project Participants: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. Project Start: September 2014 Legacy designs, such as LHA/LHD and DDG 51, date back several decades and have not had the opportunity to invest in an optimized build strategy. The current build approach for congested spaces such as machinery rooms, fan rooms, pump rooms, elevators, and other specialized spaces/equipment […]

Temporary Services Optimization

Project Participants: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. Project Start: August 2014 Temporary services are identified as services that are required during fabrication but do not sail with the ship. These services provide craftsmen with ventilation, welding lines, electric lighting, power, compressed air, scaffolding, and various other services that are installed, utilized, and removed as craft complete […]

DDG Digital Storyboarding

Project Participants: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. Project Start: July 2014 The ability to convey digital information to the deck plate craftsman is either nonexistent or very limited in applications. The amount of digital data in shipbuilding has increased throughout engineering, planning, manufacturing, training, etc. There exists a need to migrate off paper dependency and provide […]

Structural Fairing Process Improvement

Project Participants: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. Project Start: July 2014 Thermal and mechanical straightening are the current processes used to correct distortion in shipbuilding. Although effective, these processes are largely trial and error-based with vague operational guidance available. Lack of specific guidance on processes lead to the following effects: significant structural damage, costly rework, process […]

Work Flow Tracking System

Project Participants: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. Project Start: July 2014 Pipe details (PD) are assembled in the Pipe Shop. The duration the pipe detail spends in the Pipe Shop varies from a few days to a few weeks. Currently there is low visibility of the completion status associated to the pipe detail while it is […]

Capacity Planning Automation

Project Participants: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. Project Start: June 2014 Currently, lay-down placement and assignment of units through successive shipyard work stations is done through a laborious, manual process. This process is dependent upon the experience of a limited number of personnel, time consuming paper processes, and is subject to a large amount of error. […]

Machine Readable Material Transactions

Project Participants: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. Project Start: June 2014 Receiving material in the warehouse and tracking its movement throughout the yard is a paper laden, manually intensive effort. The ‘Machine Readable’ project is focused on mobility technology and process improvements to demonstrate cycle time reduction of material transactions using “machine readable” data entry with […]