The purpose of this study is to assist the Coast Guard in developing a systematic methodology for dealing with critical materials problems which could affect Coast Guard short- and long-range procurements and programs. The study focuses on assessing the nature of critical materials problems as they impact the Coast Guard and on determining what the Coast Guard can do to alleviate such situations and to seize opportunities. Within this general framework, the four specific study objectives are: (1) to develop a workable approach and methodology for recognizing, evaluating, and dealing with Coast Guard critical materials problems and opportunities; (2) to identify critical materials used by the Coast Guard, the shortages of which could have a significant effect on the Coast Guard's ability to perform its assigned and projected missions; (3) to identify future systems or technologies that are expected to grow out of materials shortages, and would indirectly affect Coast Guard missions and programs; and (4) to present and analyze examples of the problems, and identify and evaluate alternatives and opportunities for coping with the problems. The study recommended establishment of a critical materials system to be integrated into the existing Coast Guard planning process that would include a Materials Information Center, a capability for in-depth analysis, a procedure for decision-making and the implementation of decisions.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Enviro Control, Incorporated

    One Central Plaza, 11300 Rockville Pike
    Rockville, MD  United States  20852
  • Authors:
    • Jacobson, I B
    • Bovee, R L
    • Promisel, N E
    • Perry, W W
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 177 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183185
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Coast Guard
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CG-D-27-78 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-73134 A
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1978 12:00AM