Accession Number : ADA134629

Title :   Identification of Bottlenecks and Capacity Constraints in F-14, F-15, F-16, and F/A-18 Aircraft Production.

Descriptive Note : Research rept. no. 41, 1982-1983,

Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Cabuk,J G , Jr ; Duncan,T J ; Hoffman,I L ; Nowlin,D V

PDF Url : ADA134629

Report Date : Apr 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 146

Abstract : This paper examines the aerospace industry capacity for surge production of tactical fighter aircraft in response to a national emergency. It provides a conceptual overview of the aerospace industry, some general industrial production factors, and a discussion of the 1966-67 F-4 production surge. A vertical slice study of each of the four aircraft under consideration is then provided, followed by a horizontal slice study which addresses major critical production factors and ongoing corrective actions. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Defense planning, *Fighter aircraft, *Industrial production, *Production rate, *Emergencies, Operational readiness, Productivity, Surges, Planning programming budgeting, Preparation, Aerospace systems, Government procurement, Inventory control, Manufacturing, Fabrication, Spare parts, Management planning and control, Logistics, Logistics support

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE