Accession Number : ADA134959

Title :   The Surge Capacity of the U.S. Industrial Base: A Macro View.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Koechel,B R ; Brown,T W

PDF Url : ADA134959

Report Date : 28 Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 119

Abstract : Concern about the defense industrial base and its ability to respond to increased demand for goods produced for the Department of Defense during a surge has become an important issue with Headquarters United States Air Force. This thesis project was an effort to identify key industries supporting DOD aerospace commodity requirements and to assess the identified industries' ability to surge from a capacity utilization view. Ninety-six industries were identified as the manufacturing industries supporting the production of aerospace goods purchased by the Department of Defense. Three of those industries lacked the production capacity to respond to a surge, while eight other industries were identified as vulnerable to potential bottlenecks during a surge. (Author)

Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS SUPPORT, *LOGISTICS PLANNING, *INDUSTRIES, *INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, *MOBILIZATION, OPERATIONAL READINESS, PRODUCTIVITY, REQUIREMENTS, SURGES, LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, INPUT, OUTPUT, ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, UTILIZATION, COMMODITIES, AEROSPACE SYSTEMS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, VULNERABILITY, AIR FORCE RESEARCH, THESES

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE