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Producibility Measurement for DoD Contracts, or How Can I Make what the Government Wants Without Losing my Shirt
OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY (RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ACQUISITION) WASHINGTON DC
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Too many proposals dont provide a satisfactory answer to the producibility question Does the company have the capability and commitment to design and manufacture the product so it can be made in quantity with a high degree of quality, reliability, and maintainability in the finished item In some instances, the flaws in the proposals have not been recognized by either the firm involved or the procuring DOD activity until well after contract award or until development or sometimes production is under way. All parties involved are hurt when this occurs credibility suffers, schedules slip, resources are wasted, costs grow, and nobody is happy. The solution is producibility measurement...It is clear that a lot of firms bidding for contracts and many DOD activities engaged in evaluating proposals dont understand how to approach producibility measurement. It has also been noted that a lot of firms holding contracts and many DOD program offices responsible for overseeing production contracts are similarly handicapped.
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