Accession Number : ADA113459

Title :   Study of Increasing Lead Times in Major Weapon Systems Acquisition.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 15 Jul 80-31 Jul 81,

Corporate Author : DOTY ASSOCIATES INC ROCKVILLE MD

Personal Author(s) : Humphrey,William B ; Ladd,Robert B ; Postak,John N

PDF Url : ADA113459

Report Date : 31 Jul 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 235

Abstract : This study analyzed the problems of increasing lead times that have been experienced in the acqusition of major weapon systems during the past decade. Items that have been significantly increasing lead time were identified and classified. In cases where sufficient lead time data was available, trend analysis was conducted. Causes of increasing lead times were identified and assessed. Based on the above effort, alternative courses of action were developed, which have potential for alleviating increasing lead times. Alternatives were categorized and evaluated for feasibility of implementation by Program Managers, DoD, Congress and other government departments, and industry. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, *WEAPON SYSTEMS, *PRODUCTION CONTROL, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, ACQUISITION, LEAD TIME, SCHEDULING, SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT, PROBLEM SOLVING, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, PRODUCTIVITY, PLANNING, CONTRACTS, LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE