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Efficiencies through Targeted Interactions between the Parts and DMSMS Management Communities

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Technical Report

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Institute for Defense Analyses Alexandria United States

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The diminishing manufacturing sources and material shortages DMSMS management and parts management communities within government and industry generally operate as independent functions that seek to minimize the impact on life cycle cost, schedule, and readiness and reduce the logistics footprint. However, an even bigger payoff, in terms of weapons system affordability and logistics readiness, can be attained when both of these communities perform effectively and in conjunction with one another. This article will explore the responsibilities of each community throughout the life cycle, as well as a number of enabling activities that support these communities roles. This information provides program management with an improved understanding of how these two communities should be used synergistically to greatest effect on program cost, schedule, and readiness goals.

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  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

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