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Maximizing Aircraft Production for Industrial Readiness Programs
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1966 by SAE International in United States
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The Industrial Readiness Planning Program for national defense is designed to prepare a producer for accelerated delivery of critical weapon systems during a national emergency. The dynamic character of the aerospace industry combined with the premises of national emergency demands effective and responsive planning of resources in order to maximize aircraft production for industrial readiness programs. These programs are developed prior to national emergency, and therefore preconceived conditions of pertinent internal resources must be realistically projected. Since readiness programs are primarily concerned with productive capacity, related factors must be used in planning internal resources, but specifics vary between companies and these variations affect overall planning. This paper discusses typical approaches for accelerating or compressing schedule requirements. Some current problems are identified and recommended solutions are proposed.