Accession Number : ADA425548


Title :   Validating Advanced Supply-Chain Technology (VAST)


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 23 Aug 2000-1 Jun 2004


Corporate Author : ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY INST CHARLESTON SC


Personal Author(s) : Stark, Chuck


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a425548.pdf


Report Date : 01 Jun 2004


Pagination or Media Count : 135


Abstract : The purpose of the Validating Advanced Supply-chain Technology (VAST) program was to help drive affordability concepts throughout the defense industrial supplier base by validating and stimulating improvement in small and medium sized enterprises (SME) as a result of supplier development initiatives. The VAST Program focused on two technology activities for SME supplier improvement: 1) On the utilization of the principles embodied in Lean Deployment at the SME, and 2) Digital communication of the Technical Data Package (TDP) data to the SME. The program was able to complete work with one supplier in the Lean and STEPwise technology areas. The results indicate that the return from a single prime contractor perspective is marginal while the broader payback to the Defense Industrial Base and the DoD provides a significant return on investment.


Descriptors :   *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION , *CONTRACTORS , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , VALIDATION , PRODUCTION ENGINEERING , DEFENSE INDUSTRY , DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS , INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS , CONTRACTED SERVICES , COST REDUCTION


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE