Shipbuilding Industry in Bangladesh

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1. Introduction

This report gives an overview of the different aspects of Project planning and management in Ananda Shipyard and Slipways Ltd.

1.1 Origin of the Report
Ms. Sutapa Bhattacharjee, Lecturer, Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka, orally instructed the students of MBA 42nd batch to prepare a formal business report on any management topic. The students had to form a group of 5 persons to prepare the report. This report is prepared to comply with that instruction.

1.2 Purpose
The reports primary purpose is to comply with the partial requirement of course Management of Organizations. The secondary purpose is to describe projects from the perspective of a company with a project driven production. The report also aims at explaining the project planning and management of Ananda Shipyard and Slipways Ltd, the leading shipyard in Bangladesh.

1.3 Scope
The report is informative in nature. The study covers different stages of Project Planning and the Project organization structure. The findings are strictly based on the information provided by the respective personnel and website of Ananda Shipyard Ltd.

1.4 Limitations
The authority of the Ananda Shipyard thinks some of the information as sensitive. They provided only a little information regarding the time frame of completion of particular step of Project. As maximum information was collected through interview the authenticity of the information may vary a little with the fact. However, the management of Ananda Shipyard refused to allow a visit of their shipyard.

1.5 Sources and Methodology
To collect the information both primary and secondary sources were used. A specific research methodology was followed for primary sources. 1.5.1 Sources. This report is mainly based upon primary sources. However, some secondary sources, such as publications and web pages were consulted for an understanding of the Shipbuilding Projects. 1.5.2 Methodology. To collect information from the primary sources, the following techniques of research were used: 1.5.3 Collection of Data. To collect information from the primary source Mr. Asadujjaman Sarder, Naval architect of Ananda shipbuilder was contacted and informally interviewed. 1.5.4 Interpretation of Data and Presentation of Facts. The information, collected from the relevant personnel and onsite studies, were first recorded and then interpretation of the information was made. The significant findings are presented systematically throughout the report.

1.6 Report Preview
The report is arranged sequentially to describe the project planning and organization of Ananda Shipyard and Slipways Ltd. This report starts with the company profile and history. The next chapter discusses about the characteristics of a shipbuilding company. This chapter gives an idea about the nature of shipbuilding organization. Next chapter gives an insight about the project organizational hierarchy and the personnel working in this hierarchy. The following chapter discusses about the project activities and management in Ananda Shipyard. This chapter also talks about the typical steps taken to finish a project within timeframe. Finally a chapter summarizes the findings.

2. Company at a glance

Name: Ananda Shipyard and Slipways Ltd (ASSL)
Head Office: 10/1 (9th Floor), City Heart, 67 Naya Paltan, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.
Tel :+880-2-9343436,+880-2-9352031-3 Fax:+880-2-8312681
Web : Shipyard: Meghnaghat,Sonargaon, Narayangonj. History of Ananda Shipyard:
Ananda Builders and Engineering Firm, established a shipbuilding yard on the Buriganga River in 1983. In response to growing volume of business the yard was shifted in 1985 to its present location on the river Meghna. Ananda...
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