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Foundations of Supply Chain Management for Space ApplicationSupply Chain Management (SCM) is a key piece of the framework for America's space technology investment as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the aerospace industry, and international partners embark on a bold new vision of human and robotic space exploration beyond Low-Earth-Orbit (LEO). This type of investment is driven by the Agency's need for cost efficient operational support associated with, processing and operating space vehicles and address many of the biggest operational challenge including extremely tight funding profiles, seamless program-to-program transition activities and the reduction of the time gap with human spaceflight capabilities in the post-Shuttle era. An investment of this magnitude is a multiyear task and must include new patterns of thought within the engineering community to respect the importance of SCM and the integration of the material and information flow. Experience within the Department of Defense and commercial sectors which has shown that support cost reductions and or avoidances of upwards to 35% over business as usual are achievable. It is SCM that will ultimately bring the solar system within the economic sphere of our society.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Galluzzi, Michael (NASA Kennedy Space Center Cocoa Beach, FL, United States)
Zapata, Edgar (NASA Kennedy Space Center Cocoa Beach, FL, United States)
Steele, Martin (NASA Kennedy Space Center Cocoa Beach, FL, United States)
De Weck, Olivier (Massachusetts Inst. of Tech. Cambridge, MA, United States)
Date Acquired
November 16, 2017
Publication Date
September 19, 2006
Subject Category
Economics and Cost Analysis
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Meeting Information
AIAA Space 2006(San Jose, CA)
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Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
supply chain managemen
space operations

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