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dc.contributor.authorSchindler, Christopher M.
dc.date30-Sep-10
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-08T21:19:36Z
dc.date.available2013-05-08T21:19:36Z
dc.date.issued2010-09-30
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/33457
dc.descriptionSponsored Report (for Acquisition Research Program)en_US
dc.description.abstractA 2010 review of 96 defense acquisition programs showed average delivery rates are 22 months behind schedule and the cumulative cost growth exceeded $296 billion. With budget cuts looming, a small window of opportunity exists to enact reforms improving the health and solvency of the defense acquisition portfolio. First, we must leverage the technology investments made into collaborative software suites such as product lifecycle management (PLM) to align the requirements, design, engineering, logistics, maintenance, and operational data environments into one comprehensive activity. Implementing a PLM strategy will present cost-saving opportunities through faster information access, improved data reuse, social networking, and virtual collaboration and testing. PLM systems have the ability to capture and organize vast amounts of data. Because through human interaction data becomes knowledge, lean product design is a philosophy that can change how we think, learn, use, and build up on that knowledge. By going beyond merely attacking waste by finding a balance between waste reduction and value addition, total ownership costs can be reduced drastically. These reforms have the ability to fundamentally change how we design, build, and maintain the fleet, making the defense portfolio solvent and thus continuing to fulfill the needs of the warfighter.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNaval Postgraduate School Acquisition Research Programen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleProduct Lifecycle Management: A Collaborative Tool for Defense Acquisitionen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
dc.contributor.departmentAcquisition Management
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate Student
dc.subject.authorProduct Lifecycle Management (PLM)en_US
dc.subject.authorcost growth, product lifecycle management (PLM), defense acquisition reformen_US
dc.identifier.npsreportNPS-AM-10-024
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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