Determining a successful means of production benefits everyone - the
manufacturer, the customer - and in the end, the national industrial base. The
effects of implementing and measuring producibility in the production process
can help industry save taxpayers' money, strengthen the nation's defense
readiness, and ensure its competitive share of the global marketplace.
Industry profits from the producibility measurement process by identifying
problems early that could arise during production so that corrective actions can
be taken: designing products to achieve optimum, cost-effective production;
achieving higher quality, reliable, and maintainable products; identifying new
technologies to achieve producibility; delivering quality products within cost
and on schedule; and enhancing its opportunities for more profitable
Likewise, DoD and commercial customers benefit in reduction of cost overrun
potential; reduction in production changes and field, depot, or factory
retrofitting; diminished operation and maintenance costs; and increased weapons
Producibility measurement is a critical element in achieving product
integrity. Failure to properly address producibility measurement can affect
performance awards, increase rework costs, and generate costly redesign efforts.
By applying the techniques in this document, contractors can reduce production
risks and ensure successful performance in service.