Anderson School of Management Theses & Dissertations

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An accelerated technological tempo is notable in the demand expressions for military product. As performance requirements move toward ever increasing speeds, higher temperatures, higher strength-to-weight ratios, and miniaturization, the industrial complex exhibits a tendency toward specialized manufacture to meet these demands. There is a resultant multiplication in the complexity of the supplier-buyer relationship as a result of this specialization. Further, as new links are added to the chain of events involved between raw material and piece part manufacturing, through components and subcomponent design and manufacture to the complete system level, the communication network becomes correspondingly complex.



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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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Department Name

Anderson School of Management

First Committee Member

Howard Vivian Finston

Second Committee Member

Rudyard Byron Goode

Third Committee Member

A.C. Welch