Loss of Manufacturing Sources: An Analysis of Alternative Solutions
Lamm, David V.
Tracy, Elizabeth A.
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This study analyzes the situation where the last known manufacturing source for a component announces an intention to cease production, referred to as obsolescence. The report develops a series of solutions categorized into four major areas: (1) source solutions, (2) engineering solutions, (3) system solutions, and (4) stockpile solutions. Each of these categories is arrayed in a decision-making model in an attempt to select the most feasible solutions for further analysis. The key factors in the decision model against which the solutions are analyzed include time, stability of requirement, cost, quantity and technological complexity. The report concludes by demonstrating model utility through a brief case analysis.
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.Prepared for: Naval Postgraduate School
NPS Report NumberNPS- 54-87-002
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