LINE OF BALANCE TECHNOLOGY
OFFICE OF NAVAL MATERIAL WASHINGTON DC
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Line of Balance is a technique for assembling, selecting, interpreting and presenting in graphic form the essential factors involved in a production process from raw materials to completion of the end product, against a background of time. It is essentially a management-type tool, utilizing the principle of exception to show only the most important facts to its audience. It is a means of integrating the flow of materials and components into manufacture of end items in accordance with phased delivery requirements. It relates actual status of the elements of a production program to planned progress. It identifies those elements which are lagging prior to delay in delivery of the end item. Its basic use is to measure the current relationship of production progress to scheduled performance and to predict the feasibility of accomplishing timely deliveries. It is extensively used by the Navy as a reporting medium or as a means of communication with the contractor.
- Administration and Management
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems