Part Grouping

Yusi, Michael C.
March 2003
Air Force Journal of Logistics;Spring2003, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p20
Academic Journal
Describes a part grouping system to leverage a supply chain by arranging the production of individual items into groups that are based on common manufacturing processes for weapons systems. Processes involved in supply chain; Effectiveness in reducing lead times; Improvement of the availability and reduction of the costs of critical parts for end users; Part grouping concept between the Boeing Co. and a logistics center.


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