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Evaluation of Manufacturing Vision and Strategies for the Production of Military Combat Vehicles

The Crusader Artillery System

Committee on Evaluation of Manufacturing Vision and Strategies for the Production of the Crusader Artillery System

Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design

Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS
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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Research Council. 2003. Evaluation of Manufacturing Vision and Strategies for the Production of Military Combat Vehicles: The Crusader Artillery System. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10608.
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NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance.

This study was supported by Contract/Grant No. DAAE30-00-C-1040 between the National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. Department of the Army. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the project.

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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Research Council. 2003. Evaluation of Manufacturing Vision and Strategies for the Production of Military Combat Vehicles: The Crusader Artillery System. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10608.
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THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES

Advisers to the Nation on Science, Engineering, and Medicine

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The National Research Council was organized by the National Academy of Sciences in 1916 to associate the broad community of science and technology with the Academy’s purposes of furthering knowledge and advising the federal government. Functioning in accordance with general policies determined by the Academy, the Council has become the principal operating agency of both the National. Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering in providing services to the government, the public, and the scientific and engineering communities. The Council is administered jointly by both Academies and the Institute of Medicine. Dr. Bruce M.Alberts and Dr. Wm. A.Wulf are chair and vice chair, respectively, of the National Research Council

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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Research Council. 2003. Evaluation of Manufacturing Vision and Strategies for the Production of Military Combat Vehicles: The Crusader Artillery System. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10608.
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COMMITTEE ON EVALUATION OF MANUFACTURING VISION AND STRATEGIES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF THE CRUSADER ARTILLERY SYSTEM

THOM J.HODGSON,

North Carolina State University, Raleigh,

Chair

ERNEST R.BLOOD,

Caterpillar, Inc. (retired), Mossville, Illinois

CLIVE L.DYM,

Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, California

JAY LEE,

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

CELESTINE A.NTUEN,

North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro

STEVEN R.RAY,

National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland

Staff

TAMARA L.DICKINSON, Associate Director and Senior Program Officer

PATRICK DOYLE, Program Officer (through June 2002)

EMILY ANN MEYER, Research Associate

Sponsor Liaison

SCOTT KNUDSEN,

U.S. Army Armament Research Development and Engineering Center, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Research Council. 2003. Evaluation of Manufacturing Vision and Strategies for the Production of Military Combat Vehicles: The Crusader Artillery System. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10608.
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BOARD ON MANUFACTURING AND ENGINEERING DESIGN

JOSEPH G.WIRTH,

Raychem Corporation (retired), Mt. Shasta, California,

Chair

F.PETER BOER,

Tiger Scientific, Inc., Boynton Beach, Florida

HARRY E.COOK,

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

PAMELA A.DREW,

Boeing Company, Bellevue, Washington

ROBERT J.EAGAN,

Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico

PAUL B.GERMERAAD,

Aurigin Systems, Inc., Cupertino, California

RICHARD KEGG,

Milacron, Inc. (retired), Cincinnati, Ohio

JAY LEE,

University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee

JAMES MATTICE,

Universal Technology Corporation, Dayton, Ohio

MICHAEL McGRATH,

Sarnoff Corporation, Arlington, Virginia

MANISH MEHTA,

National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, Ann Arbor, Michigan

JOSEPH H.MIZE,

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

JAMES B.RICE, JR.,

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

ALFONSO VELOSA III,

Gartner, Inc., Portland, Oregon

JOHN F.WHITE,

Altarum, Ann Arbor, Michigan

JOEL SAMUEL YUDKEN,

AFL-CIO, Washington, D.C.

Staff

TONI MARECHAUX, Director

TAMARA L.DICKINSON, Associate Director and Senior Program Officer

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Acknowledgments

The committee wishes to thank Peter Cherry, Altarum, for providing invaluable background and insight into the Crusader program. The committee also wishes to thank the following United Defense employees for their briefs at the meeting held from April 10 to 12, 2002: Jeff Frenkel, Bob Jorgensen, Louise Morgan, Julie Resser, A.C. Shepherd, and Mark Signorelli. The committee also acknowledges the hard work and effort of the past and present Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design staff. Finally, the committee would like to thank Rocco Perciballi and Scott Knudsen of Picatinny Arsenal for their cooperation.

This report has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the National Research Council’s Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this report:

Mark G.Benz, Engineering Horizons International,

James F.Lardner, Davenport, Iowa,

Ingo W.May, Hicks & Associates,

Joseph F.Mize, Oklahoma State University, and

F.Stan Settles, University of Southern California.

Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations, nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Hyla Napadensky, Napadensky Energetics, Inc., and James Solberg, Purdue University. Appointed by the National Research Council, they were responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the authoring committee and the institution.

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Sidebars

Sidebar 1.1

 

Statement of Task,

 

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Sidebar 1.2

 

The Relationship of the Crusader Project to the Totally Integrated Munitions Enterprise (TIME) Program,

 

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Sidebar 2.1

 

Manufacturing Vision for the Crusader,

 

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Sidebar 2.2

 

The Army’s Production Enterprise Objectives,

 

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Sidebar 2.3

 

Next-Generation Manufacturing Imperatives,

 

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The Army project manager for the Crusader artillery system set a goal of using state-of-the art manufacturing for the system’s production. To assist in meeting these goals, the Army asked the National Research Council to provide expert advice on the strategy, technology, and business plans for system development. While the Crusader project was cancelled, Congress has directed the Army to consider alternative systems. This report presents an analysis of and recommendations on several issues concerning the manufacturing process that was to be used by the contractor for the Crusader project. Some of these issues should be of relevance to potential replacement artillery systems should the Army proceed with any.

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