Accession Number : ADA134271

Title :   Manufacturing Methods and Technology Program Plan, CY 1983,

Corporate Author : ARMY INDUSTRIAL BASE ENGINEERING ACTIVITY ROCK ISLAND IL

Personal Author(s) : Fischer,Gaylen

PDF Url : ADA134271

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 287

Abstract : The MMT Program Plan, CY 1983, provides within a single source a summary of current and near-term efforts (FY83-FY87) included in the DARCOM MMT Program. Since weapons systems requirements and the technology for these systems are constantly changing, inclusion in the Program Plan is not a guarantee that an individual project will be funded. However, the Plan does serve as an indicator of the areas towards which DARCOM's resources will be directed and the magnitude of the Army's commitment to this program. The Manufacturing Methods and Technology (MMT) Program serves the US Army Materiel Development and Readiness Command (DARCOM) as a bridge between research and development and production. The program's primary aim is to reduce the cost of weapons system acquisition by improving the efficiency of manufacturing processes and by implementing new technology. Although cost reduction is a primary concern, the emphasis is also directed toward efforts reducing air and water pollution, increasing safety, conserving energy, reducing dependency on critical material, improving productibility and increasing productivity. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Manufacturing, *Management planning and control, *Army planning, Logistics support, Research management, Technology forecasting, Optimization, Low costs, Cost effectiveness, Acquisition, Army procurement, Weapon systems, Industrial production, Efficiency, Environmental protection, Productivity, Planning programming budgeting, Methodology

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE