industrial mobilization


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industrial mobilization

[in′dəs·trē·əl ‚mō·bə·lə′zā·shən]
(industrial engineering)
Transformation of industry and other productive facilities and contributory services from their peacetime activities to the fulfillment of the munitions program necessary to support a military effort.
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At the onset of and continuing well into World War II, industrial mobilization was hampered by a proliferation of organizations and procedures.
In 1940, President Roosevelt created an advisory commission to address industrial mobilization.
Preparation effectiveness is largely a function of intelligence, makeup and location of stockpiles, industrial mobilization capabilities, and logistic capabilities.
Eisenhower, lecture to the Army Industrial College on the History of Planning for Procurement and Industrial Mobilization Since the World War (1931).
The industrial mobilization plan promulgated in 1939 assumed that economic mobilization could commence prior to the actual outbreak of hostilities against the United States.
It is based on a wealth of different sources from general population censuses to the statistics of the Ministry for Weapons and Admunitions and of the regional industrial mobilization committees, from the data on wages and personnel of single companies to reports on and reactions to women's work in the press of the period.
For some the second danger was the greater; for many it meant resisting the government's wartime intrusion on the economy--controlling materials use, shutting down industries that commanded needed materials or labor, other industrial mobilization.
This board directed industrial mobilization during World War II.
It is not a study of economic mobilization, but rather a narrower work about industrial mobilization.
The book's major contribution, however, is its careful coverage of the industrial mobilization during the Civil War, an area on which little work has been done.
The process of industrial mobilization is the transformation of industry from peacetime activity into a program to support national military objectives.
Johnson believed the assistant secretary was "authorized by law to plan for industrial mobilization in case of war" independent of Secretary Woodring, a job description that Woodring would not accept.

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