Accession Number:

ADA156766

Title:

Implementing Strategic Management of Producibility in Military Hardware Design

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIV MOUNT PLEASANT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

75.0

Abstract:

The balance between functional design requirements and manufacturing capabilities in the design and production of military hardware must be established during the early stages of design development to maximize cost efficiency of the total system and to establish a foundation of preparedness in the event of industrial mobilization. This thesis reveals how such a balance has been obtained historically, and presents a strategy for developing production ready designs. The characteristics that allow production personnel to readily build to a design are not automatically inherent in the design, but rather must be required to the design agency by high levels of authority. The findings indicate creation of a synergistic effect through design teams composed of both design and manufacturing personnel. Two new acronyms are presented. 1. PRAM-D, Productivity, Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Durability. 2. DREP, Design Productivity Engineering and Planning, which is synonymous with productivity measures. The benefits of a fully implemented productivity program are optimal cost, schedule, and quality. Additional keywords Productivity Design to cost PEP Productivity Engineering and Planning. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE