publication . Doctoral thesis . 2009

Development of a cost effective organizational model for the shipbuilding welder labor workforce

Stegelman, Michael S.;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Sep 2009
  • Publisher: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
Approved for public release, distribution unlimited For the past twenty-five years, the United States shipbuilding industry has experienced a slow decay in both hiring and retaining critical skilled professionals. One of the most critical skills required to fabricate a ship is welding, as welders play a major role in shipbuilding, from pre-fabrication to delivery. Many factors can be identified with the cause of this reduction in the welder workforce. These factors include technology enhancement, outsourcing, growth of optional career opportunities, and family pressure. The latter factor is identified as playing a role in reducing initial accessions within the D...
free text keywords: Shipbuilding, Manpower
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