1. The Under Secretary of Defense for Research
and Engineering shall have production management responsibilities
a. Developing directives and issuing instructions, consistent with DoD
5025.1-M (reference (l)),
relating to production management, production readiness, production
priority, and industrial preparedness.
b. Evaluating the production management activities of the DoD Components
in major systems acquisition and other programs to ensure consistent
application of production management policy and principles.
c. Providing guidance for the research’programs for the development of
defense-related manufacturing technology.
d. Exercising policy and operational control of the DoD Product
Engineering Services Office, OUSDR&E, in its mission of providing
assistance to DoD Components on production management matters and conducting
independent assessments of producibility and production readiness of major
programs throughout the acquisition cycle.
e. Ensuring that funds budgeted for manufacturing technology, value
engineering, facilities, and industrial preparedness within the Department
of Defense are adequate.
2. The Under Secretary of Defense for
Research and Engineering in the role of the Defense Acquisition Executive
the production management, engineering, and planning provisions of the System Concept Paper (SCP) or Decision
Coordinating Paper/Integrated Program Summary (DCP/IPS) and other
the status of production management at the DSARC.
adequate funds are budgeted in the FSD
phase for producibility engineering and production
adequate funds are budgeted for dual sourcing and competition when appropriate.
the production management status of existing domestic or foreign systems and equipment being considered for
DoD adaptation and use.
3. The Assistant Secretary
of Defense (Manpower, Installation, and Logistics) (ASD(MI&L)) shall review
production planning provisions incident to
meeting post-production materiel support requirements.
4 . The Heads of the DoD Components, and their program managers,
program, budget, and execute production management in compliance
with this Directive.
Establish a production management point of contact.
a vigorous manufacturing technology program in cooperation with other DoD
Components, federal agencies, and the
manufacturing assessments relating to major systems acquisition programs.
appropriate contacts with and delegations of authority to cognizant contract administration
that consideration is given to the producibility of proposed concepts during the demonstration and validation
that program funding and schedule reduce production risk through manufacturing technology and producibility
engineering and planning activities.
Integrate industrial preparedness planning and IRAS into the
production management of defense
production planning to meet materiel requirements for the post-production period.
Conduct PRRs in support of
limited-production and full-production decisions. These reviews may include participation by
consultants, other DoD Components, and attendance
by OSD representatives.
k. Ensure that system contractors develop and pursue
effective production plans and that
system contractors impose the same requirement on their subcontractors.
l. Employ pilot production lines, when necessary, to
validate production readiness,
manufacturing operations, and cost and to provide production articles for test and
m. Plan and fund continuous cost-reduction activities
during the FSD and the production and
deployment phases (including dual sourcing, competition and component breakout).
n. Measure and report design-to-cost status during
FSD and later cost
experience during production.
surveillance over contractor production operations using the services of the cognizant contract administration
office to identify variances from the
production plan and cost in time to direct remedial
p. Present the program production management status
to the DSARC or Service System
Acquisition Review Council ((S)SARC)), or both, at program milestone decision points I, II, and III.
q. Provide production
engineering and production management training for program manager staffs and other technical
personnel involved in the acquisition of