Accession Number : ADA182194

Title :   Industrial Base Analysis for Support Equipment. Phase 1.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Nov 85-Oct 86,

Corporate Author : DHR INC MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Bernier,Leo ; Hubele,Norma ; Shunk,Dan

PDF Url : ADA182194

Report Date : Oct 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 105

Abstract : Phase 1 of the Industrial Base Analysis for Support Equipment (SE) has as its objective to propose a solution to the problems faced by SE managers who struggle daily with difficulties of price, cost, planning, control, and performance of SE without fast, easy access to useful information. The solution we suggest for improving the technical aspect of the SE acquisition process uses Group Technology (GT) to identify and organize SE information in a way that will improve decision making by all personnel - in industry and in government - associated with the SE acquisition process. The GT approach works by grouping related items into families based on similarities, and differentiating items according to specified distinctions. Once organized, the information can be loaded into a database and made available to end users in design, manufacturing, and management through user-friendly decision support systems (DSS). Users would be able to access and manipulate data as they need to , thereby improving the acquisition of support equipment throughout a weapon system's life cycle by the effective use of technical information: Keywords: aerospace industry; standardization; relational data base; computer aided design; computer aided manufacturing; systems analysis.

Descriptors :   *SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, *AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, ACQUISITION, AEROSPACE INDUSTRY, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING, DATA BASES, DECISION MAKING, INDUSTRIES, LIFE CYCLES, PERSONNEL, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), WEAPON SYSTEMS, ACQUISITION, AEROSPACE INDUSTRY, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING, DATA BASES, DECISION MAKING, INDUSTRIES, LIFE CYCLES, PERSONNEL, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, WEAPON SYSTEMS

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE