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dc.contributor.authorConnor Darr-
dc.contributor.authorWyatt France-
dc.contributor.authorRudy Mason-
dc.identifier.citationPublished--Unlimited Distributionen_US
dc.descriptionLogistics Management / Graduate Student Researchen_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examined the current capacity of the defense shipbuilding industry in the United States, and the need to expand the nation’s shipbuilding capabilities to fulfill the Navy’s 30-year shipbuilding plan. The authors explored a learning curve model along with a queuing theory capacity model to determine and compare the utilization rate of two industrial-base shipbuilders, Bath Ironworks and Ingalls Shipbuilding. Due to rarely achieved learning curve efficiencies and complex manufacturing processes, the shipbuilding industry is at full effective capacity. Recommendations are to adopt one or more of the logistics principles introduced including adding redundancy, implementing a more distributed supply chain, introducing “low-road” or shorter service-life vessels, and reducing the three dimensions of ship variety, ship complexity, and the Navy’s demand variabilityen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAcquisition Research Programen_US
dc.publisherAcquisition Research Programen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesExpand Shipbuilding Capabilities;NPS-LM-20-150-
dc.subjectForce Structure Assessmenten_US
dc.titleCan America’s Shipbuilders meet the U.S. Navy’s Long-Range Vessel Construction Plan?en_US
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