expertise, 79, 85

Simulation-Based Acquisition, 83-84

specific examples of integration, 21, 28-31

supply chain integration software, 7, 31, 81-82, 98

see also Extranet;

Internet technologies

Concurrent engineering, 19, 84, 131

Constraints, 43, 44, 99, 106, 107

regulatory, 14-15, 62, 67, 70, 101

Construction industry, 22-23

Contracts and contracting, 17-18, 22-23

bidding, competitive, 18, 20, 22, 52, 53-54

construction industry, 22-23

defense industry, 14-15, 23

long-term, 95, 96

partnerships, 60-63

small business set-asides, 35, 103-104

see also Outsourcing

Cost and cost-benefit factors, 2, 3, 4, 9, 13, 31, 50, 52-54, 85

computerized design tools, 85

e-Business, 78-80

enterprise resource planning and supply chain integration software , 7

highly-accelerated life testing/stress screening, 51-52

inventory costs, 5, 56-57

labor, 2, 4, 93

opportunity costs, 31

outsourcing, 17, 18

partnerships, 6, 90

quality issues, 3-4, 50

supply chain integration software, 81-82

technological innovations, 44, 65, 88, 92

transportation, 4, 31, 57, 94

see also Efficiency

Cost reduction, 17, 18, 21, 26, 28, 32, 33, 34, 54-56, 66, 109

activity-based costing, 54-55

communications, 73-74

Internet, 73

life cycle, 24

manufacturing extension centers and technical resource providers (MEC/TRPs), 100

materials, 24, 29, 54, 57, 73

SCORE, 20-21

specialization, 16

training, 31, 87

transaction costs, 33

transportation, 4, 31, 34, 52, 56, 74

Customer selection, 8, 46-48, 68, 78, 80, 94-96, 97

Customized products and services, 2, 5, 13, 26, 28, 77, 89

see also After-sales support;

Documentation;

Recycling and disposal

D

DaimlerChrysler AG, 18, 21, 32

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, 100

Defense industries, 14-15, 17, 23, 44, 70, 83, 93

Definitions, 1, 14

integrated supply chain, 27, 132

glossary, 131-134

manufacturing, 16

original equipment manufacturer, 14, 133

partners/partnership, 59, 133

SME, 2, 13, 14, 46

successful supply chain participation, 3, 15

supply chain, 2-3, 22, 133

Delivery, 3, 5, 7-8, 19, 21-22, 26, 27, 29-30, 32, 35, 36, 56-57, 85

just-in-time manufacturing, 4, 5, 18, 28-29, 32, 47, 48, 51, 54, 56, 70, 132

performance metrics, 38, 39

time-to-market, 2, 5, 29, 39, 40, 51, 56-57, 73, 75, 82, 100

see also Customized products and services;

Transportation

Dell Computer Corporation, 28-31

Department of Defense, 83, 86, 100

Department of Energy, 86

Department of Justice, 63

DHL International, 56

Documentation, 2, 8, 13, 98

E

e-Commerce/e-Business, 5, 45-46, 47, 48, 53-54, 56, 57, 72-73, 78 80, 101-102, 108, 117, 132



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