Accession Number : ADA266366


Title :   Engineering in the Manufacturing Process


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (ACQUISITION) WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266366.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 169


Abstract : This report presents the recommendations of the Defense Science Board (DSB) Summer Study Task Force on Engineering in the Manufacturing Process. The terms of reference (TOR) for this Task Force represent a logical continuation of DSB manufacturing studies performed in prior years, particularly in the areas of integrated product and process development (IPPD) and dual-use-manufacturing. In this study, however, the primary focus is on Science and Technology (S and T) and the application of IPPD and dual-use concepts even earlier than previous studies have recommended. During its study, the Task Force addressed engineering and manufacturing management and technology approaches that can be used to achieve a better product and process balance in the S and T phase, which precedes the formal acquisition process, and that result in both unit production and total life cycle cost reduction. It chose S and T 'exit criteria' and metrics as the means to demonstrate process as well as performance capability during the S and T phase and to reduce downstream acquisition risks. The Task Force also examined a key enabler of IPPD and manufacturing enterprise control- advanced modeling and simulation technology. The work in this area by this Task Force relates to the work of another DSB Summer Study that specifically addressed simulation, the Readiness, Simulation, and Prototying Task Force. The expanded use of best commercial products, practices, and manufacturing capabilities was also considered as an additional way to meet the Department of Defense (DoD) future needs for rapid transition to production and economic low- volume manufacturing


Descriptors :   *MANUFACTURING , *MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , ACQUISITION , TASK FORCES , RESEARCH MANAGEMENT


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE