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Dinner Meeting



Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Commander, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility Captain Stephen F. Williamson, USN
PROGRAM: Product Line Delivery-an Integrated System
SUMMARY: Captain Stephen Williamson will discuss the Product Line Delivery approach being applied at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility to improve productivity and capacity.

The existing matrix-supported project management model drives unnecessary transactional waste. Product Lines employ a Lean Value Stream model for work execution, designed to eliminate waste and improve product quality in the process of delivering a product. A major contributor to work execution inefficiency is complex coordination between numerous shops and codes touching the product, which the current process requires. Organizations do not necessarily work to the same priorities. As a result, the hand-offs between them usually result in a significant amount of waiting that ultimately leads to work stoppages. Additionally, these hand-offs require some amount of explanation of the work status and frequently, a detailed turn-over from the preceding organization to the next, significantly slowing work progress. The frequent hand-offs also have an impact on work quality.

Product Line techniques for work execution and its components will be discussed, such as employment of Standard Work and organizational structure optimized for work flow, which have been proven in industry as well as in public, depot level organizations.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Captain Stephen F. Williamson hails from Silver Springs, Md. He was commissioned through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps at University of Maryland and George Washington University where he earned his undergraduate degree in Economics in 1988. He qualified Surface Warfare Officer on board USS Lynde McCormick (DDG 8).

While attending the Naval Postgraduate School, he became an Engineering Duty Officer. In 1996, he received a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in Material Science.

His engineering duty tours include Assistant Project Superintendent, Deputy Project Superintendent and Shipyard Docking Officer at Norfolk Naval Shipyard; Type Desk Officer at Commander Naval Surface Forces Atlantic; Officer in Charge, Fleet Technical Support Center Atlantic Detachment Mayport; Combat Systems Officer, Southeast Regional Maintenance Center; Officer in Charge Ship Repair Facility Detachment Sasebo Japan; Business and Strategic Planning Officer, Production Resource Officer and Operations Officer at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility. On June 1, 2012, Captain Williamson became the 48th Commander of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility.

His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal; the Joint Service Commendation Medal; the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2 Gold Stars); and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3 gold Stars).

DATE: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
SCHEDULE: Social & Registration: 5:30pm 
Dinner: 6:30pm
Presentation: 7:10pm - 7:50pm
FOOD: Prepared by Olympic College Culinary Art School
LOCATION: Olympic College Fireside Room, Bremer Student Center, Bremerton, WA
PRICE (USD): Students $10.00
Members $25.00 (ASNE or SNAME)
Non-Members $30.00
RESERVATIONS: RSVP by 21 February 2014 to confirm dinner count. Cancellations must be made before 1600 on Monday, 24 February 2014 or the full cost will have to be billed to cover costs. Dan Looney – Phone: 360-479-5600 ext 2085 or email:
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