Accession Number : ADP002829

Title :   Material Handling: A Target for Productivity Improvement,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CONTRACT MANAGEMENT DIV KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s) : Gibbons,R. T.

Report Date : 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : On a national basis, productivity improvement is needed to prevent inflation. Without improvements in productivity to counteract increases in wages, cost and prices, such increases lead to inflationary conditions. Air Force Contract Management Division, in a constant effort to protect the taxpayer dollar has initiated many programs such as Project Cost Initiatives which increases the depth of contractor surveillance. One of these initiatives, Material Handling Productivity improvement, has a basis in industry and has caught the interest of the academic community. With the help of these two functions, AFCMD has mounted a campaign to not only increase the awareness of the contractor's material handling function, but also to apply productivity improvement principals for the benefit of both Department of Defense contractors and the tax paying public at large.

Descriptors :   *Productivity, *Industrial production, *Materials handling, Production rate, Measurement, Manufacturing, Efficiency, Optimization, Contracts, Management planning and control, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE