"In developing the subject of Naval Shipyard workload distribution emphasis will be given to the functions performed by the Workload Planning Branch of the Bureau of Ships, Navy Department, Washington, D. C.

If the naval ship repair and conversion workload for the next few years was firm, and if the workload remained constant, and if sufficient funds were available for the work, and if plans, materials and equipment were available, and if the employment level to accomplish the work assigned to the naval shipyards remained constant, the Bureau of Ships' problem of scheduling work would be minimized. The only problem with respect to workload would be to make certain that each naval shipyard was assigned its proportionate share of work, and the naval shipyards' big problem in respect to workload would be in arranging for a proper balance of trades.

The workload for naval shipyards never remains constant. It is cyclical: either increasing or decreasing, seldom level. This condition complicates the problem of scheduling work into naval shipyards.

Naval shipyard workload distribution is a subject of military and political importance. This study contains data obtained and analyzed from the Bureau of Ships and Naval Shipyards, and is supplemented by the author's personal experience in this field. The data contained herein is not classified. A brief review of the number of naval shipyards, their missions, locations, employment levels and facilities, has been included in the introduction to assure complete understanding of the scope of the problem"--Abstract, pages 1-2.


Miles, Aaron J.


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

Professional Degree in Mechanical Engineering


Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

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iii, 31 leaves

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 30).


© 1955 Leonard Charles Wolff, All rights reserved.

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Thesis - Open Access

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Subject Headings

Navy-yards and naval stations
Employees -- Workload

Thesis Number

T 1089

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