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Managing Innovation


The Gulf Coast Region Maritime Technology Center and the M. Rosenblatt & Son Group of AMSEC (USA) announced the third in a series of seminars entitled "Keys to More Productive and Profitable Shipbuilding” (17-18 May). These seminars were especially developed for and will be taught by the internationally recognized shipbuilding executive Peppino Maffioli, former Director of Production and Engineering at Fincantieri. This seminar "Managing Innovation" addresses the key role that managed innovation plays in successful shipbuilding.

The two-day course identifies one of the most important strategies that management can introduce to improve competitiveness. The topics include, among others:
  • Forward Engineering – Introduction of managed innovation and overcoming the obstacles to the introduction of innovative ideas.
  • New Standards – A discussion of the advantages available through use and aggressive improvement of shipyard standards.
  • New Solutions for Reducing Distortions in Hull Structures – The advantages of maintaining fair surfaces throughout the construction process and an introduction to some methods to reduce distortions during construction.
  • New Materials – A discussion of the various uses of composite materials.
  • New Systems for Piping – Introduction to flange-less piping systems and the advantages available through the use of these systems.
  • New Systems for HVAC – Introduction to HVAC systems which minimize the need for ductwork and a discussion of the beneficial effects of the use of systems of this type.
  • New Electrical Installation Methods (Passenger Ship) – Introduction to methods which allow the reduction of total electric cable footage and electrical installation man-hours.
  • The detailed list of topics and other information can be found on GCRMTC website.

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