Special Tooling Disposition for Aircraft Entering Post Production Support
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This thesis identifies and analyzes an important element of Department of Defense DoD Post Production Support PPS for plan execution the disposition of special tooling used to support future manufacturing of aircraft components. As a first step, PPS and its goals are described. Next,the DoD policies for special tooling management are described. Finally, the effects of special tooling disposition are analyzed and a decision process for disposition is presented which incorporates these effects. Further research is recommended to measure the effects tooling disposition decisions have on lead times and manufacturing costs when considering conventional, Rapid Acquisition of Manufactured Parts RAMP or Flexible Manufacturing System FMS manufacturing methods.
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies