The Relationship between Dollar Volume of Sales and Diminishing Manufacturing Sources for Selected Electronic Components. A Comparative Analysis.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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Diminishing manufacturing sources DMS is a phenomenon occurring when manufacturers of older technology items gradually discontinue production until, ultimately, there is no known manufacturing capability. The Defense Electronic Supply Center DESC, which procures electronic components for use throughout the Department of Defense DOD, is vitally concerned with DMS and its affect in the electronics marketplace. Some measure to predict DMS would be of significant value to the DESC in managing DODs electronic component inventories. An objective of this research was to test the hypothesis that the relationship between dollar volume of sales and DMS is closely parallel among selected electronic components therefore, dollar volume of sales for one specific electronic component can be employed to predict electrical component DMS conditions in different but related components. Three electronic components were evaluated in the research effort receiving tubes, semiconductors, and integrated circuits. Research findings revealed that the growth trend in dollar volume of sales for each of the three components examined followed the linear function. Analysis indicated, however, that the relationship between dollar volume of sales and DMS was not constant among the three components tested, therefore, invalidating the hypothesis that DMS could be predicted based on this relationship. Author
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