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US Navy seeks to address major programme delays caused by shipbuilding's new normal of worker and supply shortages

by Michael Fabey

Aircraft carrier Enterprise is running 18–26 months behind schedule. (Janes/Michael Fabey)

Major US Navy (USN) shipbuilding programmes are running one to three years behind schedule due in a large part to the lack of a sufficient workforce and supply-chain disruptions, according to a 45-day shipbuilding review of these programmes and USN officials who spoke about the review's findings on 2 April during a roundtable media discussion.

While some of these issues are “lingering” Covid impacts, Nickolas Guertin, assistant secretary of the navy for research, development, and acquisition, acknowledged during the roundtable that they have become a new normal of the shipbuilding waterfront world.

“The supply chain is different now,” he said, adding some materials must be acquired much sooner than before.

In addition, he said, not only has there been a thinning of the workforce, there has also been a “greening of the workforce” – with veteran workers leaving the ranks and being replaced by younger and less-experienced workers, which also has an impact on waterfront work.


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US Navy seeks to address major programme delays caused by shipbuilding's new normal of worker and supply shortages

by Michael Fabey

Aircraft carrier Enterprise is running 18–26 months behind schedule. (Janes/Michael Fabey)

Major US Navy (USN) shipbuilding programmes are running one to three years behind schedule due in a large part to the lack of a sufficient workforce and supply-chain disruptions, according to a 45-day shipbuilding review of these programmes and USN officials who spoke about the review's findings on 2 April during a roundtable media discussion.

While some of these issues are “lingering” Covid impacts, Nickolas Guertin, assistant secretary of the navy for research, development, and acquisition, acknowledged during the roundtable that they have become a new normal of the shipbuilding waterfront world.

“The supply chain is different now,” he said, adding some materials must be acquired much sooner than before.

In addition, he said, not only has there been a thinning of the workforce, there has also been a “greening of the workforce” – with veteran workers leaving the ranks and being replaced by younger and less-experienced workers, which also has an impact on waterfront work.


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Major US Navy (USN) shipbuilding programmes are running one to three years behind schedule due in a ...

US Navy seeks to address major programme delays caused by shipbuilding's new normal of worker and supply shortages

by Michael Fabey

Aircraft carrier Enterprise is running 18–26 months behind schedule. (Janes/Michael Fabey)

Major US Navy (USN) shipbuilding programmes are running one to three years behind schedule due in a large part to the lack of a sufficient workforce and supply-chain disruptions, according to a 45-day shipbuilding review of these programmes and USN officials who spoke about the review's findings on 2 April during a roundtable media discussion.

While some of these issues are “lingering” Covid impacts, Nickolas Guertin, assistant secretary of the navy for research, development, and acquisition, acknowledged during the roundtable that they have become a new normal of the shipbuilding waterfront world.

“The supply chain is different now,” he said, adding some materials must be acquired much sooner than before.

In addition, he said, not only has there been a thinning of the workforce, there has also been a “greening of the workforce” – with veteran workers leaving the ranks and being replaced by younger and less-experienced workers, which also has an impact on waterfront work.


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Major US Navy (USN) shipbuilding programmes are running one to three years behind schedule due in a ...

US Navy seeks to address major programme delays caused by shipbuilding's new normal of worker and supply shortages

by Michael Fabey

Aircraft carrier Enterprise is running 18–26 months behind schedule. (Janes/Michael Fabey)

Major US Navy (USN) shipbuilding programmes are running one to three years behind schedule due in a large part to the lack of a sufficient workforce and supply-chain disruptions, according to a 45-day shipbuilding review of these programmes and USN officials who spoke about the review's findings on 2 April during a roundtable media discussion.

While some of these issues are “lingering” Covid impacts, Nickolas Guertin, assistant secretary of the navy for research, development, and acquisition, acknowledged during the roundtable that they have become a new normal of the shipbuilding waterfront world.

“The supply chain is different now,” he said, adding some materials must be acquired much sooner than before.

In addition, he said, not only has there been a thinning of the workforce, there has also been a “greening of the workforce” – with veteran workers leaving the ranks and being replaced by younger and less-experienced workers, which also has an impact on waterfront work.


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Major US Navy (USN) shipbuilding programmes are running one to three years behind schedule due in a ...

US Navy seeks to address major programme delays caused by shipbuilding's new normal of worker and supply shortages

by Michael Fabey

Aircraft carrier Enterprise is running 18–26 months behind schedule. (Janes/Michael Fabey)

Major US Navy (USN) shipbuilding programmes are running one to three years behind schedule due in a large part to the lack of a sufficient workforce and supply-chain disruptions, according to a 45-day shipbuilding review of these programmes and USN officials who spoke about the review's findings on 2 April during a roundtable media discussion.

While some of these issues are “lingering” Covid impacts, Nickolas Guertin, assistant secretary of the navy for research, development, and acquisition, acknowledged during the roundtable that they have become a new normal of the shipbuilding waterfront world.

“The supply chain is different now,” he said, adding some materials must be acquired much sooner than before.

In addition, he said, not only has there been a thinning of the workforce, there has also been a “greening of the workforce” – with veteran workers leaving the ranks and being replaced by younger and less-experienced workers, which also has an impact on waterfront work.


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https://www.janes.com/defence-news/us-navy-seeks-to-address-major-programme-delays-caused-by-shipbuildings-new-normal-of-worker-and-supply-shortages/

Major US Navy (USN) shipbuilding programmes are running one to three years behind schedule due in a ...

US Navy seeks to address major programme delays caused by shipbuilding's new normal of worker and supply shortages

by Michael Fabey

Aircraft carrier Enterprise is running 18–26 months behind schedule. (Janes/Michael Fabey)

Major US Navy (USN) shipbuilding programmes are running one to three years behind schedule due in a large part to the lack of a sufficient workforce and supply-chain disruptions, according to a 45-day shipbuilding review of these programmes and USN officials who spoke about the review's findings on 2 April during a roundtable media discussion.

While some of these issues are “lingering” Covid impacts, Nickolas Guertin, assistant secretary of the navy for research, development, and acquisition, acknowledged during the roundtable that they have become a new normal of the shipbuilding waterfront world.

“The supply chain is different now,” he said, adding some materials must be acquired much sooner than before.

In addition, he said, not only has there been a thinning of the workforce, there has also been a “greening of the workforce” – with veteran workers leaving the ranks and being replaced by younger and less-experienced workers, which also has an impact on waterfront work.


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https://www.janes.com/defence-news/us-navy-seeks-to-address-major-programme-delays-caused-by-shipbuildings-new-normal-of-worker-and-supply-shortages/

Major US Navy (USN) shipbuilding programmes are running one to three years behind schedule due in a ...

US Navy seeks to address major programme delays caused by shipbuilding's new normal of worker and supply shortages

by Michael Fabey

Aircraft carrier Enterprise is running 18–26 months behind schedule. (Janes/Michael Fabey)

Major US Navy (USN) shipbuilding programmes are running one to three years behind schedule due in a large part to the lack of a sufficient workforce and supply-chain disruptions, according to a 45-day shipbuilding review of these programmes and USN officials who spoke about the review's findings on 2 April during a roundtable media discussion.

While some of these issues are “lingering” Covid impacts, Nickolas Guertin, assistant secretary of the navy for research, development, and acquisition, acknowledged during the roundtable that they have become a new normal of the shipbuilding waterfront world.

“The supply chain is different now,” he said, adding some materials must be acquired much sooner than before.

In addition, he said, not only has there been a thinning of the workforce, there has also been a “greening of the workforce” – with veteran workers leaving the ranks and being replaced by younger and less-experienced workers, which also has an impact on waterfront work.


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https://www.janes.com/defence-news/us-navy-seeks-to-address-major-programme-delays-caused-by-shipbuildings-new-normal-of-worker-and-supply-shortages/

Major US Navy (USN) shipbuilding programmes are running one to three years behind schedule due in a ...

US Navy seeks to address major programme delays caused by shipbuilding's new normal of worker and supply shortages

by Michael Fabey

Aircraft carrier Enterprise is running 18–26 months behind schedule. (Janes/Michael Fabey)

Major US Navy (USN) shipbuilding programmes are running one to three years behind schedule due in a large part to the lack of a sufficient workforce and supply-chain disruptions, according to a 45-day shipbuilding review of these programmes and USN officials who spoke about the review's findings on 2 April during a roundtable media discussion.

While some of these issues are “lingering” Covid impacts, Nickolas Guertin, assistant secretary of the navy for research, development, and acquisition, acknowledged during the roundtable that they have become a new normal of the shipbuilding waterfront world.

“The supply chain is different now,” he said, adding some materials must be acquired much sooner than before.

In addition, he said, not only has there been a thinning of the workforce, there has also been a “greening of the workforce” – with veteran workers leaving the ranks and being replaced by younger and less-experienced workers, which also has an impact on waterfront work.


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