Industrial readiness planning encompasses a number of diverse activities involving varying degree of industry/government input. This paper outlines contractor or government actions which permit quick response to unforeseen production demands.
The author discusses production planning with industry; maintenance of stand-by facilities; maintenance of production facilities in “package plants” for use in an emergency; modernization of industrial equipment; use of priorities and allocation controls; material stockpiling; and financial assistance for mobilization planning.
The Defense Dept. is continuing its efforts to improve government/industry production planning programs and to weld the various programs into a cohesive package.