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Innovative Manufacturing Technology Concepts

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 36333
Amount: $93,204.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1997
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
4600 East West Highway, Suite 4
Bethesda, MD 20814
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Louis Edward Alfeld
 (301) 657-8500
Business Contact
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Research Institution

The proposal describes a method for developing a dynamic simulation model of the IPPD process. The proposed IPPD model would provide USAF managers with a next-generation system for ensuring the most efficient management of complex product development projects. Adoption of this tool will move project management from reliance on out-dated static anlaysis methods to a realistic, flexible management control and planning tool. Important concepts such as learning, schedule pressure, productivity and information flows will be included in the model. By using the model, USAF managers will have the ability to evaluate qualitative measures and work quality in a dynamic simulation environment and to trace the impact of management decisions on a wide range of "what-if" scenarios. Managers will also be able to improve the integration of new designs of products and their related processes into the manufacturing life cycle. The new insights gained from using the IPPD model will assist USAF managers in determining optimal policy decisions and improve their understanding of real-worl complexities of the design process.

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