Accession Number : ADA207455

Title :   Affordable Strategies to Improve Industrial Responsiveness. Volume 4. Summary Report on Standby and Voluntary Agreements.

Corporate Author : ANALYTIC SCIENCES CORP ARLINGTON VA

PDF Url : ADA207455

Report Date : 20 Jan 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : This report completes an 18-month examination of the past, present, and potential future applications of standby and voluntary agreements. The objectives of this effort were: To determine whether wider use of these two methods would improve U.S. industrial preparedness for emergencies; To identify policy and legal issues associated with their wider use; To recommend future actions for FEMA. (Federal Emergency Administration). A standby agreement is: a contractural commitment by a private firm concerning specific goods and services to satisfy increased needs during an emergency. It can be used for a variety of purposes, including: Accelerated and increased production of defense items; Conversion of commercial capacity to defense production; Application of commercial resources in a military role; Earlier production of items needed to support industrial expansion. (jes)

Descriptors :   *AGREEMENTS, *COMMERCE, *INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, CAPACITY(QUANTITY), DEFENSE SYSTEMS, EMERGENCIES, EXPANSION, INDUSTRIES, OPERATIONAL READINESS, PRODUCTION, RESOURCES, RESPONSE, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE