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dc.contributor.advisorSchultz, David E.
dc.contributor.advisorSprouls, Eric P.
dc.contributor.advisorKeene, Michael E.
dc.contributor.authorHines, Matthew A.
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-09T18:13:47Z
dc.date.available2019-12-09T18:13:47Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12419/407
dc.descriptionThesis available in Rice Library University Archives and Special Collection.
dc.description.abstractThis thesis investigates the potential for BWX Technologies (BWXT) to reenter the commercial nuclear market. Information is presented on the current nuclear energy initiatives taking place around the globe. These discussions focus on the growing need for nuclear power worldwide. The current state of the company is examined in order to determine what is required for BWXT to make the switch from defense work to commercial work. Thorough discussion on how the company will manufacture both types of products simultaneously is also included. Historical evidence from past commercial ventures will aid in deciding how BWXT should approach future commercial initiatives. Many facets of doing business are analyzed to guide BWXT in making the most effective business decisions related to future commercial nuclear projects. These facets include areas such as customer impact, quality management, financial information, and new technologies. There are opportunities in each of these areas for BWXT to make improvements in an effort to achieve optimal profit from future contracts. The reintroduction of commercial nuclear work will bring with it many role changes for BWXT personnel. Management, office employees, and shop hands will all be required to learn new responsibilities. The effectiveness of personnel assignments and training will be critical at the beginning of any new commercial project. The findings of this thesis will be presented to BWXT management in hopes of gaining support to move forward with the implementation of the ideas discussed within this report.
dc.titleBWX Technologies' reentry into the commercial nuclear market
html.description.abstractThis thesis investigates the potential for BWX Technologies (BWXT) to reenter the commercial nuclear market. Information is presented on the current nuclear energy initiatives taking place around the globe. These discussions focus on the growing need for nuclear power worldwide. The current state of the company is examined in order to determine what is required for BWXT to make the switch from defense work to commercial work. Thorough discussion on how the company will manufacture both types of products simultaneously is also included. Historical evidence from past commercial ventures will aid in deciding how BWXT should approach future commercial initiatives. Many facets of doing business are analyzed to guide BWXT in making the most effective business decisions related to future commercial nuclear projects. These facets include areas such as customer impact, quality management, financial information, and new technologies. There are opportunities in each of these areas for BWXT to make improvements in an effort to achieve optimal profit from future contracts. The reintroduction of commercial nuclear work will bring with it many role changes for BWXT personnel. Management, office employees, and shop hands will all be required to learn new responsibilities. The effectiveness of personnel assignments and training will be critical at the beginning of any new commercial project. The findings of this thesis will be presented to BWXT management in hopes of gaining support to move forward with the implementation of the ideas discussed within this report.
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Science in Industrial Management
dc.typeThesis (M.S.I.M.)--University of Southern Indiana, 2006


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