Accession Number : ADA174345


Title :   Forging Industry Leadtimes: An Analysis of Causes for and Solutions to Long Leadtimes for Aerospace Forgings


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS


Personal Author(s) : O'Neill, Stephen F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a174345.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1986


Pagination or Media Count : 139


Abstract : Leadtimes for aerospace forgings exceeded two years in some cases between 1979 and 1981. While current leadtimes are not this long, there remains concern over the leadtimes for forgings and the forging industry's ability to respond to increased demand in a timely manner. A review of literature pertaining to this topic was conducted and is included in this report. Possible problems and/or causes responsible for long forging leadtimes, and possible solutions to long forging leadtimes, were identified from the review of literature. Interviews were conducted, concerning the identified problems and solutions, with forging firms, forging industry officials, raw materials processors, USAF personnel (active duty and civilian), and Department of Commerce personnel. The results of those interviews and conclusions drawn from them concerning the identified problems and solutions are presented.


Descriptors :   *FORGING , *LEAD TIME , LITERATURE SURVEYS , THESES , PRODUCTION ENGINEERING , AEROSPACE INDUSTRY , QUESTIONNAIRES , INTERVIEWING


Subject Categories : Fabrication Metallurgy


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE