Manufacturing Technology--A Cost Reduction Tool at the Department of Defense That Needs Sharpening

PSAD-79-99 Published: Sep 11, 1979. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1979.
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The objective of the Department of Defense's (DOD) Manufacturing Technology Program is to develop or improve manufacturing processes, techniques, materials, and equipment to provide timely, reliable, and economical production of defense materiel. The Manufacturing Technology Program has the potential for reducing costs of producing defense systems by applying new or improved technologies. Much needs to be done to determine systematically what benefits are achieved from the annual expenditure of program funds.

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