The covid-19 pandemic has forced shipbuilding organizations across the industry to consider how they approach communication and collaboration. Most of the focus has been on sharing ideas and information within our organizations, but for decades, the importance of collaborating across the industry and organizations has been neglected. The US NSRP (National Shipbuilding Research Program) is a shining example of what is possible when shipbuilders work together. In this way, the NSRP has become a model for the rest of the world.
As we look towards the future, decision makers in shipbuilding need to understand both sides of the coin and have a vision for how we will collaborate in the future. This eBook will help outline the importance of collaborating both inter and intra-organizationally, what the current situation is, and where the industry is heading in the future.