Space logistics: technology versus management.

by Chauncey F. Bell

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A study urging that the logistic support of our space program must begin in the design stage and influence those concerned with technology. Improved management of the space logistics processes is also needed. If billion-dollar savings are achieved in our aircraft systems by improved logistic management techniques, then tremendous savings are possible in the far more expensive space systems. Careful management of time and money, scientific selection of preferred policies, and cautious use of automation can result in a truly effective space program.

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