The Venetian Arsenal<br />The First Factory in the World<br />Greg Martin<br />
The Venetian Arsenal<br />As in the Arsenal of the Venetians<br />Boils in winter the tenacious pitch<br />To smear their ...
Table of Contents<br />History of the Venetian Arsenal<br />Pre-Industrial Conditions<br />Arsenale<br />ArsenaleNuovo<br ...
Table of Contents<br />Functional Areas<br />Worker Structure<br />Shipbuilding Capabilities<br />Arsenale Capabilities<br...
Introduction<br />The Venetian Arsenal was<br />a precursor to the Industrial<br />Age factory.  Tiered <br />management o...
Pre-Industrial Conditions<br />Europe used the craft system and guild system<br />Lack of specialists<br />Items generally...
Arsenale<br />Arsenale created in 1104<br />Largest industrial complex in Europe prior to the Industrial Revolution<br />M...
ArsenaleNuovo<br />ArsenaleNuovo began in 1320<br />Expanded greatly the workyards and storeyards of the older Arsenale<br...
Early Management<br />Managed by a group of noblemen patrons<br /> Board of Patroni served as logistics officers<br />Prov...
Management Transitions<br />Power shifted to Protomaestri (foremen) and one Ammiraglio (Admiral)<br />Noblemen Patroni bec...
Management Structure<br />
Functional Areas<br />Shipwrights composed the major portion of personnel in ArsenaleNuovo<br />Maintained exclusive fores...
Functional Areas<br />Auxiliaries provided important additional components for ships<br />Ropes, rigging, sails, caulking,...
Functional Areas<br />Munitions and foodstuffs were vitally important to warships<br />Crew sizes on the galleys were gene...
Worker Structure<br />Typical workers were called arsenalotti<br />Varied in skill level between master, journeyman, and a...
Worker Structure<br />Arsenalottiwere required to work at least 150 out of 250 work days at the Arsenale<br />Workers drew...
Worker Structure<br />Arsenalottiswere hated by other workers in Venice<br />Drew lower salaries, but enjoyed privileges a...
Capabilities<br />At its height, the Arsenale was capable of producing a fully equipped merchant or naval vessel in less t...
Comparison<br />
Side Benefits<br />Shipbuilding improvements<br />Largest collection of master-level craftsmen in the medieval world<br />...
Side Benefits<br />Innovation<br />Laboratories and research space allotted for different trades<br />Created a think-tank...
Importance<br />First use of moving assembly line <br />First use of interchangeable components and parts<br />First congr...
Conclusion<br />The Venetian Arsenal<br />was ahead of its times<br />in a multitude of ways. <br />It dominated European<...
References<br />The Venetian Arsenal. (n.d.). Retrieved July 27, 2011 from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venetia...
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  1. 1. The Venetian Arsenal<br />The First Factory in the World<br />Greg Martin<br />
  2. 2. The Venetian Arsenal<br />As in the Arsenal of the Venetians<br />Boils in winter the tenacious pitch<br />To smear their unsound vessels over again<br />For sail they cannot; and instead thereof<br />One makes his vessel new, and one recaulks<br />The ribs of that which many a voyage has made<br />One hammers at the prow, one at the stern<br />This one makes oars and that one cordage twists<br />Another mends the mainsail and the mizzen…<br /> Dante, The Divine Comedy<br />
  3. 3. Table of Contents<br />History of the Venetian Arsenal<br />Pre-Industrial Conditions<br />Arsenale<br />ArsenaleNuovo<br />Management<br />Early Management<br />Management Transitions<br />Management Structure<br />
  4. 4. Table of Contents<br />Functional Areas<br />Worker Structure<br />Shipbuilding Capabilities<br />Arsenale Capabilities<br />Comparison to Other Nations<br />Side Benefits<br />Shipbuilding Improvements<br />Innovation<br />Conclusion<br />
  5. 5. Introduction<br />The Venetian Arsenal was<br />a precursor to the Industrial<br />Age factory. Tiered <br />management organization <br />allowed different trades to <br />work together on projects, and <br />this allowed the creation of<br />interchangeable and standardized<br />components and ensured Venice’s<br />dominance of the Mediterranean in the<br />medieval period.<br />
  6. 6. Pre-Industrial Conditions<br />Europe used the craft system and guild system<br />Lack of specialists<br />Items generally manufactured by the end user<br />
  7. 7. Arsenale<br />Arsenale created in 1104<br />Largest industrial complex in Europe prior to the Industrial Revolution<br />Mainly used to maintain privately-built ships<br />Different areas of the Arsenal each produced a particular prefabricated ship part or other maritime implement<br />Allowed all items required for shipbuilding and outfitting to be kept at one location<br />
  8. 8. ArsenaleNuovo<br />ArsenaleNuovo began in 1320<br />Expanded greatly the workyards and storeyards of the older Arsenale<br />Final changes made to the management and work structure<br />Major munitions depot<br />Capable of outfitting and producing a fully equipped merchant or naval vessel in less than one day<br />
  9. 9. Early Management<br />Managed by a group of noblemen patrons<br /> Board of Patroni served as logistics officers<br />Provided communication between shipbuilders or local artisans<br />Eventually formed a<br /> a single entity <br /> composed of the <br /> multiple shipbuilding<br /> companies <br />
  10. 10. Management Transitions<br />Power shifted to Protomaestri (foremen) and one Ammiraglio (Admiral)<br />Noblemen Patroni became advisers and financers<br />Master tradesmen became salaried managers with large stakes in the Arsenale<br />Government forbade these employees from working elsewhere<br />
  11. 11. Management Structure<br />
  12. 12. Functional Areas<br />Shipwrights composed the major portion of personnel in ArsenaleNuovo<br />Maintained exclusive forest to provide lumber for hulls, planks, masts, and spars<br />Over 8,000 personnel employed by the shipwright masters<br />
  13. 13. Functional Areas<br />Auxiliaries provided important additional components for ships<br />Ropes, rigging, sails, caulking, oil, and spare components<br />Great galleys carried over 25 tons of additional supplies<br />
  14. 14. Functional Areas<br />Munitions and foodstuffs were vitally important to warships<br />Crew sizes on the galleys were generally 200 men, requiring many supplies<br />Many Venetian ships were built for the Navy, and munitions were required to maintain dominance in the Mediterranean<br />
  15. 15. Worker Structure<br />Typical workers were called arsenalotti<br />Varied in skill level between master, journeyman, and apprentice<br />Workers were skilled in one trade<br />Masters designed exacting specifications<br />Journeymen accomplished most work<br />Apprentices worked in a moving assembly line<br />
  16. 16. Worker Structure<br />Arsenalottiwere required to work at least 150 out of 250 work days at the Arsenale<br />Workers drew a daily wage, even skilled masters<br />Salaried protomaestri and administrative officials drew a monthly salary<br />Salaried employees had a life-long contract and were subject to many restrictions regarding travel<br />
  17. 17. Worker Structure<br />Arsenalottiswere hated by other workers in Venice<br />Drew lower salaries, but enjoyed privileges and secure lifestyle<br />Early form of state-owned business with pensions and benefits<br />
  18. 18. Capabilities<br />At its height, the Arsenale was capable of producing a fully equipped merchant or naval vessel in less than one day<br />The use of interchangeable parts and components allowed for quick refits and repairs<br />Production was divided into 3 main stages: framing, planking and cabins, and final assembly <br />The Arsenal often kept up to 100 galleys in different stages of production and maintenance<br />
  19. 19. Comparison<br />
  20. 20. Side Benefits<br />Shipbuilding improvements<br />Largest collection of master-level craftsmen in the medieval world<br />Shared knowledge and techniques by order of the Board of Patroni<br />Well-funded and capable of experimentation<br />Collection of different nationalities<br />
  21. 21. Side Benefits<br />Innovation<br />Laboratories and research space allotted for different trades<br />Created a think-tank atmosphere for some of the brightest minds in the trades<br />Utilized outside scientists, <br /> such as Galileo, for <br /> consultation and advice<br />
  22. 22. Importance<br />First use of moving assembly line <br />First use of interchangeable components and parts<br />First congregation of trades into a single, corporation-like entity<br />Provided numerous advances in the fields of shipbuilding, firearms, and artillery<br />
  23. 23. Conclusion<br />The Venetian Arsenal<br />was ahead of its times<br />in a multitude of ways. <br />It dominated European<br />manufacturing in<br />management,<br />techniques, and sheer<br />size and scope<br />
  24. 24. References<br />The Venetian Arsenal. (n.d.). Retrieved July 27, 2011 from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venetian_Arsenal<br />Davis, R.C. (2007). Shipbuilders of the Venetian Arsenal: Workers and Workplace in the Pre-Industrial City. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press.<br />Dolinsky, Anton. "Inventory Management History Part Three: Venetian Arsenal - Ahead of Their Time". Almyta Systems. http://www.almyta.com/Inventory_Management_History_3.asp<br />Kaon Consulting. "The Venetian Arsenal: The World's First Assembly Line." http://www.kaon.com.au/index.php?page=venetian-arsenal<br />
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