Accession Number : ADA328457

Title :   Executive Summary: Parts on Demand Project (CATT Phase II) - Volume 1 of 2.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 30 Sep 95-31 Dec 96,

Corporate Author : ANALYTIC SCIENCES CORP MIDWEST CITY OK

Personal Author(s) : Gates, Robert K.

PDF Url : ADA328457

Report Date : 31 DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The DoD continually assesses threats to the nation's security and moves rapidly to develop appropriate counter-measures. In addition to modem battlefield hazards, the logistics of maintaining mission readiness presents many challenges. The GAO has recently analyzed some of the issues the joint services are facing as the plans for sustaining aircraft operations through the next century are being formulated. The GAO has profiled DoD challenges in: maintaining an aging aircraft fleet, reducing response time and cost of providing the spare parts, implementing commercial inventory management practices, reinventing buying and contracting practices, locating the original manufacturing source for components, monitoring available capacity of alternate sources at the firm or plant level, achieving more efficient interaction with the industrial base, digitizing massive amounts of technical data, grouping parts in logical families, reducing the large percentage of no-bids for small lot sizes, coping with diminishing manufacturing sources and material shortages. As part of the response to these and other challenges, the Computer Assisted Technology Transfer (CATT) program was initiated. The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) assimilated the CATT Program into the National Reinvention Laboratory program in 1995. The CATT program is focused in analyzing alternative business models for government supply operations to ensure mission readiness. Through a series of-controlled interventions, the CATT program focuses resources on specific problems and analyzes the effectiveness of a proposed alternative business model in a controlled, simulated environment. This report presents an executive summary of CATT Program Phase II activities and the major findings from these activities.

Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, *COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, INDUSTRIES, NATIONAL SECURITY, EFFICIENCY, MISSIONS, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, LOGISTICS, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, INVENTORY CONTROL, MILITARY MODERNIZATION.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Computer Programming and Software
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE