DoD Parts Control: Now More Than Ever
Research rept., Aug 1992-Apr 1993
INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC
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This paper examines the evolution of parts control. In light of the current builddown, reduction of the Defense Industrial Base, and the loss of producers and suppliers, it examines whether Department of Defense is maximizing the benefits of parts specifications and standardization, as administered by the Military Parts Control Advisory Group MPCAG . It concludes that this program is absolutely essential to prevent parts proliferation and to save dollars, yet must be judiciously administered to balance savings against the possibility of artificial design constraints.
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies