The Effects of a Loss of Domestic Ferroalloy Capacity.
LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD
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Ferroalloys are essential to the production of steel and superalloys, and therefore, to the production of many defense items. This study examines the effects of a loss of all domestic ferroalloy capacity on the defense industrial base and industrial preparedness. If the United States had no domestic capacity, additional amounts of ferroalloys would have to be imported to meet U.S. industry requirements. This study assesses the worldwide availability of ferroalloys under peacetime and mobilization conditions. There is ample unused capacity worldwide to meet U.S. ferroalloy requirements during peacetime. Depending on the amount of supply disruption during mobilization, there would be shortages of certain ferroalloys if the United States loss all domestic capacity. The domestic ferroalloy industry seems to have stabilized at current levels. It is recommended that domestic ferroalloy capacity be monitored for signs of further deterioration.
- Metallurgy and Metallography
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies