Manufacturing Readiness Levels (MRLs) and Manufacturing Readiness Assessments (MRAs)
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY DIVISION
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Products made by immature manufacturing processes generally - Cost more - Are prone to quality problems - Experience schedule delays - May not perform the same - Are less reliable in service. Todays reality is that the United States faces a diminishing manufacturing infrastructure. The Air Force needs to utilize Manufacturing Readiness Levels MRLs and Manufacturing Readiness Assessments MRAs as tools to improve efficiency in procurement of new systems.
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems