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Two-Step Industrial Preparedness Planning: Balancing Funds and Production Capability,
ARMAMENT DIV (AFSC) EGLIN AFB FL
The industrial Preparedness Planning program provides data relative to the capability of the production base to accelerate and expand production during a national emergency. Planning data also includes identification of Industrial Preparedness Measures IPMs which can be funded during peacetime to compress production build-up time. However, determining what IPMs to fund can be difficult since Build-up times for components of end-item weapons vary by substantial margins and Available funding is usually inadequate. This difficulty could be minimized by adjusting IPM data for pacing components to correspond to a common build-up time based on an affordable funding level. Formalizing the adjustment of IPM data in this manner as a second step in the Industrial Preparedness Planning process would facilitate effective prioritizing of peacetime funding for IPMs. This would insure funding of only those IPMs for potential insure funding of only those IPMs for potential production bottlenecks to support a balanced production response capability.
This article is from 'Proceedings of the Federal Acquisition Research Symposium with Theme: Government, Industry, Academe: Synergism for Acquisition Improvement, held at Williamsburg, Virginia on 7-9 December 1983, AD-A137 700, p316-319.