Accession Number : ADA204715


Title :   Industrial Insights on the DoD Concurrent Engineering Program


Corporate Author : PYMATUNING GROUP INC ARLINGTON VA


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA204715


Report Date : OCT 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 42


Abstract : This Report presents some first insights from a cross-section of industrial officials asked to consider DoD's newly-initiated Concurrent Engineering Program. Since the implementation of this Program will take place principally in the laboratories of industry and on the production lines of industry, it is industrial managers and officials that must understand, support, and justify the costs of the associated changes to corporate management and corporate Boards. At the same time, to the Defense Industrial Base, DoD is for all intents and purposes a monopolistic customer. DoD acquisition regulations, requirements, schedules, and audits govern the defense marketplace. It is DoD, therefore, that takes the lead in introducing changes that must be implemented by defense vendors as a sort of entry fee to the defense market. Keywords: Manufacturing, Purchasing, Contracts, Marketing, Combat readiness, Economics, Industrial base.


Descriptors :   *ECONOMICS , *ENGINEERING , *MANAGEMENT , *ACQUISITION , VENDORS , CORPORATIONS , AUDITING , COMBAT READINESS , INDUSTRIES , SUPERVISORS , DEFENSE SYSTEMS , LABORATORIES , MARKETING , REGULATIONS


Subject Categories : LOGISTICS, MILITARY FACILITIES AND SUPPLIES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE