The Possible Application of Numerically Controlled Manufacturing to Navy Supply System Procurement.
NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD
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The study assesses the potential benefits which could be derived by the Navy Ships Parts Control Center SPCC by including numerically controlled NC machine tool parts programs and documentation with a standard technical data package in the procurement of hard-to-get parts. Parts analyzed were those for which a purchase request had been outstanding for more than 120 days and for which no purchase action had yet taken place. The benefits investigated in this study were the possibilities of reduction in cost and procurement time which could be directly gained by SPCC by using NC technology. The study shows that the procurement problems for the hard-to-get parts and the parts program transfer problems are such that currently it would not be profitable for SPCC to include NC parts programs and documentation with standard technical data packages thus no direct reduction in procurement time or cost could accrue to SPCC at this time from the use of numerical control technology.
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies