Accession Number : AD0604071

Title :   THE WHAT AND THE HOW ARE BOTH ESSENTIAL TO MUNITIONS PRODUCTION,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Report Date : 03 MAR 1952

Pagination or Media Count : 1742

Abstract : An overview of U. S. manufacturing industries indicates that the firms having the greatest manufacturing know-how are primarily interested in non-war goods and regard their occasional entries into the production of munitions as a necessary but undesirable sacrifice to patriotism. The conclusion is drawn that in order to get weapons at low cost and when they are needed, the production of munitions must be made stable enough and respectable enough to either (a) attract those who now have the knowhow into the business on a permanent basis or (b) create a new competitive industry which will create its own type of know-how.

Descriptors :   (*MUNITIONS INDUSTRY, MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING), MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, ORDNANCE, WEAPONS, PRODUCTION, BUDGETS, MONEY, ECONOMICS, MANUFACTURING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE