Accession Number : ADA305336

Title :   DoD Guide to Integrated Product and Process Development (Version 1.0).

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (ACQUISITION AND TECHNOLOGY) WASHINGT ON DC

PDF Url : ADA305336

Report Date : 05 FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : The ultimate goal of DoD acquisition is to provide the warfighters with world-class equipments and systems at an affordable cost and on a schedule that is responsive to the need. Accordingly, the Secretary of Defense, William J. Perry directed on May 10, 1995, the "immediate implementation" of a management process called Integrated Product and Process Development (IPPD) throughout the acquisition process to the maximum extent practicable. To expand upon the Secretary's memorandum and to outline an application of the IPPD process to the Acquisition System, this guide has been prepared to assist the acquisition work force and the defense industry. It is non-directive and serves as only one tool in understanding this time-tested, proven, yet evolving process. At the core of IPPD implementation are Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) that organize for and accomplish, tasks that acquire goods and services. These multifunctional teams are the foundation of the process. The IPT decision-making processes and the empowerment of the teams may require cultural change in the way decisions are made in the Department. Results of a recent DoD survey show that where an IPPD process has been effectively implemented, the acquisition timeline has been shortened, and life-cycle costs have been reduced, while continuing to meet the warfighter's needs. This document is designed to provide a general understanding of the Department's perspective on IPPD. It is intended to build upon the IPPD efforts underway within industry and government.

Descriptors :   *INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, *PRODUCTION ENGINEERING, *DEFENSE INDUSTRY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DECISION MAKING, ACQUISITION, TOOLS, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), COSTS, LIFE CYCLE COSTS, MILITARY PROCUREMENT, HANDBOOKS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE