Accession Number : ADA306908

Title :   Combat Ration Advanced Manufacturing Technology Demonstration (CRAMDT): Dual-Use and Manufacturability. Short Term Project Number 20.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Aug 94-Jul 95,

Corporate Author : RUTGERS - THE STATE UNIV NEW BRUNSWICK NJ CENTER FOR ADVANCED FOOD TECHNOLOG Y

Personal Author(s) : Elsayed, E. A. ; Bruins, H.

PDF Url : ADA306908

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 124

Abstract : Following literature review, investigation of potential MRE/Dual-Use products, processing capabilities, and measurement of product/process interactions, a producibility index was developed that includes process capability and manufacturing cost. The process capability index component compares the quality of the produced products against the specification limits of the product to obtain an assessment of the process performance in producing consistent product quality. A cost analysis model, using commercially available spreadsheet software, of an MRE producing facility was developed that can be used to analyze the financial impact of various process option/configurations on the manufacturing cost of an MRE. This model provides the manufacturing cost input to the overall producibility index. Finally, the use of the producibility index was demonstrated in five case studies including Beef Stew and Ham Slice. In support of enabling the computation and use of manufacturability/producibility indicies, including the methodology for collecting the necessary data, it is recommended that a next generation of computer software tools be developed.

Descriptors :   *PRODUCTION, *LITERATURE SURVEYS, *SPECIFICATIONS, *QUALITY, *INDEXES, *DUAL MODE, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, INPUT, MANUFACTURING, IMPACT, COST ANALYSIS, INTERACTIONS, PROCESSING, CONSISTENCY, COSTS, CASE STUDIES, PRODUCTION CONTROL, COST MODELS, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, FINANCE, BEEF, HAM.

Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Administration and Management
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

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