Improving the Use of Shipyard Work Orders (2005-366)
- Todd Pacific
NSRP ASE Investment: $53K
This project identified and defined the use of the work order, proposed some common considerations, including terms, and created templates and software to create and access work orders in the office and on board the vessel. A significant amount of effort is incurred, in both the acquisition of material and expenditure of labor, when a work-order is generated. The work order may be the result of planned activities and therefore the resources may be identified in advance. Conversely, the work order may originate from a Condition Found Report, new work identified on board or an enhancement to an existing task. The need to quickly and accurately capture the new or revised work order details is important to the overall success of the entire project. The mobility of the system allows users to create documents/forms on the fly and away from the desk using tablet computers with handwriting and voice recognition, allowing for timelier and more accurate document creation with immediate signature authorization. The customizable framework allows users to create virtually any customer-specific forms (through the use of templates) and make them available to all users on the system. The system, due to its flexibility and customizability, would help in automating the process of work order creation and execution.
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