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I found thisLink » http://www.navsup.navy.mil/navsup/ourteam/navsuphq/dpas
"... The Defense Priorities & Allocations System (DPAS) Program is a means to assure timely availability of industrial resources to meet national defense requirements and a way to provide a framework for rapidly expanding industrial resources in a national emergency, specifically as needed to support Navy/Department of Defense Weapon Systems. It guarantees on-time delivery of items and services, contains a mechanism for resolving DPAS disputes between the Navy and industry, and provides a process for optimizing delivery of urgently needed material during wartime or contingency operations.
A DPAS "rating" is assigned to all military systems used in support of national defense, from the largest finished platform to the smallest component. It can be applied to all stages of acquisition research and development, initial design, production testing, delivery, and logistics support.'... "
Rgds Jorge Arthur® - BRA-RJ.
Jorge, thanks for your comments.
When people are responding to DPAS requirements, how do they manage that demand? Are the DPAS requirements always for "immediate" delivery or would you see a requirement for some date several months in the future? If in the future, do people simply put materials aside for that demand or do they have some other system for managing it?