Lean Enterprise Simulation (2004-323)
- Old Dominion University
- Ingalls Shipbuilding
- South Tidewater Association of Ship Repairers
August 2003 - December 2004
NSRP ASE Investment: $185K
Industry Investment: $186K
Develop Lean simulation exercises and associated training programs that will include actual applications from shipbuilding and repair that incorporate the entire supply chain.
This project developed five Lean training kits, each of which is composed of a physical simulation exercise based on a shipbuilding or ship repair process. The exercises are designed to demonstrate the impact of Lean on low-volume and high variety environments. The commercially-available models are accompanied by presentation materials, instructor guides and participant guides to form a comprehensive training program. The simulation exercises were piloted, critiqued and revised prior to design and manufacture of the final versions. This training expands on the manufacturing operations focus found in many other Lean training activities to address the supply chain, emphasizing how a smooth and continuous flow of products and services through the supply chain is critical to the success of an enterprise. Another unique facet of this training program is an unprecedented emphasis on applications from shipbuilding and ship repair, including hands-on simulations of actual shipyard activities.
The simulation kits focus on the following processes:
- Supply Chain
- Ship Repair
- Value Stream Mapping
Final Report – Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Point of Contact:
Dr. Alok K. Verma, Old Dominion University