Accession Number : ADA207456

Title :   Affordable Strategies to Improve Industrial Responsiveness. Approved Final briefing on Standby and Voluntary Agreements.

Corporate Author : ANALYTIC SCIENCES CORP ARLINGTON VA

PDF Url : ADA207456

Report Date : 06 May 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 129

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to determine whether and how standby and voluntary agreements could be used more effectively to improve industrial responsiveness. This was accomplished by: Examining past and present uses of these two methods; Considering possible ways they could improve responsiveness of 13 specific industrial and infrastructure sectors; Analyzing policy and legal issues associated with their wider use. This briefing summarizes a four-volume series of reports. The first three volumes review and analyze past, current, and potential uses of these agreements. Volume 1 focuses on standby agreements, examining six past and current standby agreement programs and presenting a model of how such agreements are established and activated. Volume 2 presents similar information on voluntary agreements. These two volumes provide definitive analyses of the issues surrounding these agreements -- their purposes; their possible uses; their creation, maintenance, and activation; and their benefits and costs. (jes)

Descriptors :   *INDUSTRIES, ACTIVATION, AGREEMENTS, RESPONSE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE