Defense Dept. Takes Hard Look at Sourcing, Stocking Policies

September 2008
Metal Center News;Sep2008, Vol. 48 Issue 10, p59
Trade Publication
The article offers information on the moves undertaken by the Department of Defense (DoD) to track down the sourcing and stocking of metal suppliers in the U.S. In 2004, the Industrial Analysis Center of the Defense Contract Management Agency was asked to prepare a steel fact sheet aimed in assessing the impact of steel trends on the departments industrial base. According to DoD data, lead times for military applications can run three to six times longer than commercial applications.


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