DoD Guide to Integrated Product and Process Development (Version 1.0).
OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (ACQUISITION AND TECHNOLOGY) WASHINGT ON DC
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The ultimate goal of DoD acquisition is to provide the warfighters with world-class equipments and systems at an affordable cost and on a schedule that is responsive to the need. Accordingly, the Secretary of Defense, William J. Perry directed on May 10, 1995, the immediate implementation of a management process called Integrated Product and Process Development IPPD throughout the acquisition process to the maximum extent practicable. To expand upon the Secretarys memorandum and to outline an application of the IPPD process to the Acquisition System, this guide has been prepared to assist the acquisition work force and the defense industry. It is non-directive and serves as only one tool in understanding this time-tested, proven, yet evolving process. At the core of IPPD implementation are Integrated Product Teams IPTs that organize for and accomplish, tasks that acquire goods and services. These multifunctional teams are the foundation of the process. The IPT decision-making processes and the empowerment of the teams may require cultural change in the way decisions are made in the Department. Results of a recent DoD survey show that where an IPPD process has been effectively implemented, the acquisition timeline has been shortened, and life-cycle costs have been reduced, while continuing to meet the warfighters needs. This document is designed to provide a general understanding of the Departments perspective on IPPD. It is intended to build upon the IPPD efforts underway within industry and government.
- Administration and Management
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies