The key to successful management of STS operations: An integrated production planning systemSpace Transportation System operations managers are being confronted with a unique set of challenges as a result of increasing flight rates, the demand for flight manifest/production schedule flexibility and an emphasis on continued cost reduction. These challenges have created the need for an integrated production planning system that provides managers with the capability to plan, schedule, status and account for an orderly flow of products and services across a large, multi-discipline organization. With increased visibility into the end-to-end production flow for individual and parallel missions in process, managers can assess the integrated impact of changes, identify and measure the interrelationships of resource, schedule, and technical performance requirements and prioritize productivity enhancements.
Johnson, W. A. (Rockwell International Corp. Pittsburgh, PA, United States)
Thomasen, C. T. (Rockwell International Corp. Pittsburgh, PA, United States)
August 12, 2013
January 1, 1985
Publication: NASA. Johnson (Lyndon B.) Space Center R and D Productivity: New Challenges for the US Space Program