Accession Number:

ADA159267

Title:

Department of Defense Influence on Industrial Productivity.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.,

Corporate Author:

AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

Introductory comments regarding the impact of the productivity problem and as assessment of the DoD role in improving it. A definition of productivity follows with an examination of the productivity environment over the last decade rounding out the background discussion. An in-depth analysis highlights the critical role played by Congress, DoD, and defense contractors themselves to combat the multifaceted productivity issues and reports on positive progress being made. Reorientation of our monetary and fiscal policies, increased consistency in public regulatory policy to incentivize innovation through research and development, and industrial management leadership to resolve operational barriers to productivity growth are offered as three elements of a blueprint for improving productivity in the long term. Lagging productivity in the defense industry remains as a critical factor in weapon systems cost growth.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE