Accession Number : ADA189469

Title :   Impacted Manufacturing Value Added - A Figure of Merit for Targeting Industrial Installations. Sanitized.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Nov 77-13 Nov 79,

Corporate Author : DEFENSE NUCLEAR AGENCY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Taylor, Duane H ; Warner, John H , Jr

PDF Url : ADA189469

Report Date : 13 Nov 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 137

Abstract : A variety of figures of merit have been developed and applied in the past for industrial targeting. Research was undertaken to determine if an improved measure could be developed. Research tasks include: 1) review of economic figures of merit in current use, 2) identification of advantages and disadvantages of the various current figures of merit, 3) postulation of alternative new figures of merit, and 4) selection and detailed evaluation of the more promising new figures of merit. This report describes the results of this research as it applies to a possible new and improved figure of merit, impacted manufacturing value added (IMVA). IMVA is defined, mathematical functions for IMVA are developed for key industries in the USSR, a detailed example is presented and approaches are described for possible implementation. IMVA offers a number of potential advantages over current figures of merit. Keywords: Strategic targeting; Economic recovery; Measures of effectiveness.

Descriptors :   *FIGURE OF MERIT, *INDUSTRIAL PLANTS, *MANUFACTURING, *TARGETING, ECONOMICS, FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICS), INDUSTRIES, RECOVERY, STRATEGIC WARFARE, USSR

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE