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Pipe Shop Process Re-Engineering

Project Participants: General Dynamics Electric Boat Project Start: May 2009 In support of the increased construction rates of the U.S. Navy VIRGINIA-Class Submarine (VCS), General Dynamics Electric Boat’s (EB) pipe manufacturing facility has anticipated the need to double production in the near future. This project, completed in September 2011, focused on overhauling current methods, developing […]

Improved Production Engineering Management Tools

Project Participants: General Dynamics Electric Boat Project Start: April 2009 Shipbuilders are constantly striving to eliminate waste from their production processes. Often, this waste is nothing more than downtime due to an unavailable resource or a scheduling conflict. The resulting delay can jeopardize delivery dates and drive up costs associated with the labor overtime and […]

Metrology for Automated Hull Layout

Project Participants: General Dynamics Electric Boat Project Start: October 2008 The significant number of hull attachments that are fabricated and later installed on each hull contribute significantly to the cost and span time for outfitting Navy warships, particularly submarines. Each attachment or penetration may entail only a modest effort in its own right, but there […]

Design for Production 3- Design Alternatives

Project Participants: General Dynamics Electric Boat Project Start: February 2008 Recent studies have concluded that Design for Production (DfP) is the single most influential factor to reduce ship production cycle time and costs, as ship design processes are not keeping pace with state-of-the-art manufacturing practices. The production workforce must receive timely, accurate, configuration-managed, electronic data […]

Design for Production 1- Knowledge Tools

Project Participants: General Dynamics Electric Boat Project Start: October 2007 Recent studies have concluded that Design for Production (DfP) is the single most influential factor to reduce ship production cycle time and costs, as ship design processes are not keeping pace with manufacturing practices. Although design of the VIRGINIA-Class Submarine (VCS) is essentially complete, there […]

Design for Production 2- Seamless Delivery 3-D Product Model

Project Participants: General Dynamics Electric Boat Project Start: October 2007 Recent DOD studies have concluded that Design for Production (DfP) is the single most influential factor to reduce ship production cycle time and costs, as ship design processes are not keeping pace with manufacturing practices. This project will use previously developed DfP elements to develop […]

VCS Material Management

Project Participants: General Dynamics Electric Boat Project Start: July 2007 Material flow, from requirement identification to delivery to the trades and into work-in-process for consumption at large shipyards is difficult to manage. Current practices frequently result in high cycle times, excess inventory, material availability rates that are lower than desired, and unacceptable levels of lost […]

Outfitting Process Improvement

Project Participants: General Dynamics Electric Boat Project Start: June 2007 Reducing VIRGINIA-Class Submarine (VCS) construction costs to $2B and cycle time to 60-months are the primary goals to increasing acquisition and maintaining the submarine industrial base. With the VCS design essentially complete and the bulk of the construction work ahead, one of the greatest opportunities […]

Design for Production 0- Process Improvement

Project Participants: General Dynamics Electric Boat Project Start: April 2007 Electric Boat Corporation assessed and evaluated a new methodology utilizing “design for production” (DfP) process improvement techniques at their ship construction facilities in Groton, CT and Quonset Point, RI. This project targeted three key areas of the DfP process: cost-based design, design standards/rules, and seamless […]

Laser Image Projection

Project Participants: General Dynamics Electric Boat Project Start: January 2007 General Dynamics Electric Boat (EB) successfully piloted a new laser imaging system that enables their Quonset Point facility to automate the layout of attachments during early outfitting stages of VIRGINIA-Class Submarine (VCS) construction. The project team used an innovative laser image projection system to locate […]

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