1. Industrial Resource Analysis (IRA). A discrete
analysis of industrial base capabilities conducted to determine the
availability of production resources required to support a major system
production program. These resources include capital, materiel, and manpower
required to accelerate to and maintain full production rates and respond to
surge and mobilization requirements. IRA includes the results of feasibility
studies, producibility analyses, and manufacturing technology program
2 . Producibility. The relative ease of producing an item
or system. This is governed by the characteristics and features of a design
that enable economical fabrication, assembly, inspection, and testing using
available production techniques.
3. Producibility Engineering ahd Planning. The production
engineering tasks and production planning measures undertaken t o ensure a
timely and economic transition from the development to the production phase of
4 . Production Engineering. The application of design and
analysis techniques to produce a specified product including:
a. The functions of planning, specifying, and coordinating the
application of required resources.
b. Performing analyses of producibility and production
operations, processes, and systems.
c. Applying new manufacturing methods, tooling, and
d. .Controlling the introduction of engineering changes.
e. Employing cost control techniques.
5. Production Feasibility. The likelihood that a
system design concept can be produced using existing production technology
while simultaneously meeting quality, production rate, and cost
6. Production Management. The effective use of
resources to produce, on schedule, the required number .of end items that meet
specified quality, performance, and cost. Production management includes but
is not limited to industrial resource analysis, producibility assessment,
producibility engineering and planning, production engineering, industrial
preparedness planning, postproduction planning, and productivity
7. Production Readiness. The state or condition
of preparedness of a system program to proceed into production. A system is
ready for production when industrial resource capacity, completeness and
producibility of the production design, and the managerial and physical
preparations necessary for initiating and sustaining a viable production
effort have progressed to the point at which a production commitment can be
made without incurring unacceptable risks to the thresholds of schedule, performance, cost,
or other established criteria.
Production Readiness Review. A formal
examination of a program to determine whether the design
is ready for production, production engineering problems have been resolved, and the producer has
accomplished adequate planning for the
Enhancement. The use of contract incentives and other techniques to provide the environment, motivation, and
management commitment to increase