Accession Number:

ADA134959

Title:

The Surge Capacity of the U.S. Industrial Base: A Macro View.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-09-28

Pagination or Media Count:

119.0

Abstract:

Concern about the defense industrial base and its ability to respond to increased demand for goods produced for the Department of Defense during a surge has become an important issue with Headquarters United States Air Force. This thesis project was an effort to identify key industries supporting DOD aerospace commodity requirements and to assess the identified industries ability to surge from a capacity utilization view. Ninety-six industries were identified as the manufacturing industries supporting the production of aerospace goods purchased by the Department of Defense. Three of those industries lacked the production capacity to respond to a surge, while eight other industries were identified as vulnerable to potential bottlenecks during a surge. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE