The Resource Industrial Base: Contractors Have Ability to Meet Requirements for Rations During Wartime

Industrial Base: Contractors Have Ability to Meet Requirements for Rations During Wartime

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Industrial Base: Contractors Have Ability to Meet Requirements for Rations During Wartime
Title
Industrial Base: Contractors Have Ability to Meet Requirements for Rations During Wartime
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In a military operation, large numbers of deployed of troops require significant quantities of rations that will not spoil during transit to the combat area. The Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) Defense Personnel Support Center (DPSC) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, purchases and provides the armed services with MREs and Tray packs to fill that need. The demand for these rations is high in wartime and low in peacetime, since they are consumed primarily in field operations and training. To maintain an industrial base capable of a large surge in production to meet wartime needs, contractors need to (1) receive enough peacetime orders to keep them viable, (2) sell similar products commercially, or (3) do both. The operational ration industrial base includes MRE retorters (contractors that cook food in special ovens), MRE assemblers (contractors that assemble food pouches and accessories into food bags), and tray pack retorters (contractors that cook and seal food in large pans). In fiscal year 1993, DPSC obligated about $90 million for 21.6 million MREs and about $28 million for 1.4 million Tray packs
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DTICE
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no index present
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non fiction
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GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV
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  • Contractors
  • Availability
  • Military rations
  • Deployment
  • Wartime
  • Military requirements
  • Operational readiness
  • Administration and Management
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Label
Industrial Base: Contractors Have Ability to Meet Requirements for Rations During Wartime
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Report to Congressional Requesters
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
21 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227815365
  • (OCoLC)ocn227815365
Label
Industrial Base: Contractors Have Ability to Meet Requirements for Rations During Wartime
Publication
Note
Report to Congressional Requesters
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
21 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227815365
  • (OCoLC)ocn227815365

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