Validating Advanced Supply-Chain Technology (VAST)
Final rept. 23 Aug 2000-1 Jun 2004
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY INST CHARLESTON SC
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The purpose of the Validating Advanced Supply-chain Technology VAST program was to help drive affordability concepts throughout the defense industrial supplier base by validating and stimulating improvement in small and medium sized enterprises SME as a result of supplier development initiatives. The VAST Program focused on two technology activities for SME supplier improvement 1 On the utilization of the principles embodied in Lean Deployment at the SME, and 2 Digital communication of the Technical Data Package TDP data to the SME. The program was able to complete work with one supplier in the Lean and STEPwise technology areas. The results indicate that the return from a single prime contractor perspective is marginal while the broader payback to the Defense Industrial Base and the DoD provides a significant return on investment.
- Administration and Management
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies