Cal Poly Apparel Manufacturing Demonstration - Year 4 and 5 Final Technical Report
Final technical rept. 1 Dec 1998-30 Nov 2000
CALIFORNIA STATE POLYTECHNIC UNIV POMONA APPAREL TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH CENTER
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The Cal Poly Demo Demo was established to be a research and demonstration manufacturing activity to support the Defense Logistics Agency DLA and the Defense Supply Center, Philadelphia DSCP. The DLAs Apparel Research Network ARN focus for the Demo included several areas of activity. The Demo was directed to study the costs and problems associated with the manufacturing of military apparel items. The Demo factory activity was required to produce commercial as well as military products to meet the DLA objective of shared production. Since the Southern California apparel industry is primarily small businesses producing low volume fashion products, the Cal Poly Demo factory needed to reflect the size and capability of its customer audience to be a credible demonstration to industry. In addition, the DSCP was having difficulty placing certain low volume products on contract with commercial producers. Thus, the Cal Poly Demo factory chose to specialize in producing and studying relatively low volume products such as the Marine mens short sleeve dress shirt, Marine maternity dress uniform and maternity Battle Dress Uniform. Other areas of work included military contractor recruitment, interaction with industry Coalition, education and assistance and Virtual Prime Vendor.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies