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Author: Michael Sullivan
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: manufacturing, risks, managed, way, standardizing, dod, achieve, outcomes, practices
Number of Pages: 74
Published: 2010-08
ISBN-10: 143793255X
ISBN-13: 9781437932553

Cost growth and schedule delays are prevalent problems in acquiring defense weapon systems. Manufacturing systems has proven difficult, particularly as programs transition to production. In Dec. 2008, DoD issued an updated version of its acquisition policy that reflects earlier consideration of manufacturing risks. A joint defense and industry group developed manufacturing readiness levels (MRL) to support assessments of manufacturing risks. This report assesses the manufacturing problems faced by DoD, how MRLs can address manufacturing problems, how MRLs compare to manufacturing best practice

Author: Unknown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: manufacturing, competing, things, making
Number of Pages: 248
Published: 1993-05
ISBN-10: 1568063768
ISBN-13: 9781568063768

Considers ways to promote the restoration of American leadership in manufacturing technology, which is now considered a national security issue. Includes strategies to improve U.S. manufacturing technology, financing long-term investments, human resources, links between firms and industries, technology transfer and diffusion, and public policy and technology. Graphs.

Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Manufacturing St
Publisher: National Academies
Keywords: national, facility, bureau, standards, report, research, manufacturing, machine, small, shop, operators, automated, reactions
Number of Pages: 32
Published: 1985
eBookDB-ID: NAP:15424

Author: Cheryl Andrew
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: improves, acquisition, outcomes, knowledge, manufacturing, capturing, design, practices
Number of Pages: 70
Published: 2003-08
ISBN-10: 0756735408
ISBN-13: 9780756735401

This report examines how best practices offer improvements to the way the U.S. Dept. of Defense (DoD) develops new weapon systems, primarily the design & manufacturing aspects of the acquisition process. The report examines the attainment of design & manufacturing knowledge & its use at critical junctures to make decisions about weapon systems' readiness to move forward in the acquisition process. It makes recommendations to the Sec. of Defense for improvements to weapon system acquisition policy to better align design & manufacturing activities with best practices that have shown that the cap

Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Manufac
Publisher: National Academies
Keywords: challenges, manufacturing, visionary
Number of Pages: 180
Published: 1998-01
eBookDB-ID: NAP:14701

This book takes an international view of future manufacturing that considers the leaps and bounds of technological innovation and the blurring of the lines between the manufacturing and service industries. The authors identify ten strategic technology areas as the most important for research and development and they recommend ways to address crosscutting questions. Representing a variety of industries, the authors identify six "grand challenges" that must be overcome for their vision to be realized, including the human/technology interface, environmental concerns, and miniaturization.A host of

Author: Joseph Christoff
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: need, underscore, fundamental, policy, review, industry, semiconductor, controls, rapid, advances, china, export
Number of Pages: 170
Published: 2003-07
ISBN-10: 0756725143
ISBN-13: 9780756725143

The U.S. controls the export of certain technology, including some of the equipment & materials used to make semiconductors, or computer chips,Ó to sensitive destinations such as China for national security or foreign policy reasons. In light of China's efforts to acquire modern semiconductor manufacturing technology, this report assesses: (1) advances in China's manufacturing capability; & (2) U.S. export control policy for this technology & its analytical basis. The report found that China's advanced manufacturing facilities can make chips that are less than one generation behind the curren

Author: Jens Matthias Arnold
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: evidence, czech, republic, firms, manufacturing, liberalization, benefit, services
Number of Pages: 38
Published: 2007

While there is considerable empirical evidence on the impact of liberalizing trade in goods, the effects of services liberalization have not been empirically established. Using firm-level data from the Czech Republic for the period 1998-2003, this study examines the link between services sector reforms and the productivity of domestic firms in downstream manufacturing. Several aspects of services reform are considered and measured, namely, the increased presence of foreign providers, privatization, and enhanced competition. The manufacturing-services linkage is measured using information on th
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