Accession Number:

ADA214948

Title:

U. S. Industrial Mobilization 1916 - 1988 and Historical Analysis

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:

1989-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

262.0

Abstract:

The capability of the U.S. Industrial base to mobilize could mean the difference between victory and defeat in any future conflict in which the U.S. might find itself. Since World War I and the introduction of mechanization into combat the industrial base has played a major role in modern warfare. The industrial might of the U.S. grew to the point that it became known as the Arsenal of Democracy in World War II. There is evidence which suggests the once powerful U.S. industrial base has been eroding for sometime and can no longer meet the production demands of war. This analysis traced U.S. industrial mobilization from 1916 to 1988. The objective of the research was to examine past industrial mobilizations to see what was successful and what was not in mobilizing the industrial base. What became readily apparent is mistakes have been repeated time and time again with regards to industrial mobilization. Keywords War production Stockpiles Industries Industrial production Theses.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE