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Space Transportation Systems Operations & Supply Chain Management

September 4, 2009

One topic area of great promise for improving the responsiveness, reliability, safety and overall affordability of transportation to and from space is the field of supply chain management (SCM). Routinely associated with just the field of logistics, or even more narrow terms in overhead functions (such as "purchasing"), modern supply chain management science has evolved in recent decades to offer improvement paths across many more of the functions of a complex organization. This page consolidates links to local projects and some information that bears relevance to improvements in SCM that may hold the key to dramatic re-invention in the space transportation enterprise.

KSC Projects:

  • E2O Sim - Earth-to-Orbit Supply Chain Simulation, A Discrete Event Simulation for the NASA Exploration Architecture, 2005-2007

External links:

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Also see:

  • "-ilities" - Affordability, Reliability, Safety, Maintainability, Operability, Complexity, Sustainability & Responsiveness

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Website Contact: Edgar Zapata, NASA Kennedy Space Center