Accession Number : ADA309547

Title :   The Department of Defense's Flexible, Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Initiatives.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Gentsch, Eric L. ; Haver, William M. ; Hooker, William J. ; Warkentin, Richard H.

PDF Url : ADA309547

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 97

Abstract : DoD seeks to reduce the cost and time required to procure replacement parts through flexible, computer-integrated manufacturing (FCIM). FCIM refers not to a single program or technology but rather to an amalgam of initiatives. Most of these initiatives have aimed at streamlining inventory management and engineering activities rather than at increasing production equipment capacity or capability. The technologies are sound, but unfortunately, the military services have not done enough to understand where and in what order to implement them economically. Commercial strategies, such as those employed by Boeing, offer some alternatives that could be adapted by DoD.

Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, *MILITARY APPLICATIONS, *COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING, *INVENTORY CONTROL, COMMERCE, MANUFACTURING, STRATEGY, PRODUCTION, CAPACITY(QUANTITY), COMPUTERS, COSTS, ENGINEERING, REPLACEMENT, SPARE PARTS, AMALGAMS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE