Use of Reactivation Networks to Improve Mobilization Preparedness of the Ammunition Industry [open pdf - 4MB]
This report concerns the ways in which use of network analysis and computer modeling can improve the state of preparedness of the ammunition industry. It focuses in particular on the Venture Evaluation and Review Technique and progress being made to use the technique to build models of ammunition production lines. A brief history of the development of the U.S. ammunition industry from World War II to the present is included, and some of the anomalies of munitions production are explained. Emphasis is placed on the ability to reactivate ammunition production facilities under emergency conditions. The report concludes that network analysis is a practicable means to improve industrial preparedness, and recommends additional measures that if implemented could make the technique more effective.
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Mobilization and Defense Management Technical Reports Series