Accession Number : ADP002322

Title :   Bridging the Management Information Gap at the Beginning of a Program,

Corporate Author : AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Lieber,R. S.

Report Date : 15 JUL 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The purpose of this article is to share the preliminary results of a schedule analysis performed on a major Air Force systems acquisition program. The program is in Full Scale Development (FSD). Portions of the FSD program are concurrent with the production program. The time span for both developing and manufacturing qualification test hardware is shorter than normal. The schedule analysis was performed with the assistance of a computer program, called PREDICT 2000. PREDICT 2000 enabled both engineers and managers to more accurately quantify their experiences so that a working schedule could be established prior to the development of the contractor's formal scheduling system. The results of the schedule analysis were used by the Air Force contractor to modify initial schedules and change the make/buy structure to meet overall program milestones. While the final results of this approach will not be known until January, 1984, the preliminary results look quite good and it appears that the approach used in this paper may be a key factor in the contractor achieving contractual milestones which would have otherwise been missed.

Descriptors :   *Management information systems, *Computer programs, *Scheduling, Industrial engineering, Contracts, Air Force procurement, Manufacturing, Tools, Parts, Fabrication

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE