Accession Number : AD0606299

Title :   RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN WEAPONS AND LOGISTICS EXPENDITURES,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Geisler,Murray A.

Report Date : 28 AUG 1956

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The paper discusses the trade-offs which are always made -- implicitly or explicitly -- between investing in a weapon and in its logistics support. The importance of some well-known general relationships are considered: (1) A weapons system, its supply support, and its maintenance support are all one package and for many management purposes should be considered together. (2) The number of operationally-ready aircraft sometimes may possibly be increased more economically by devoting additional resources to supply or maintenance support rather than by buying additional units of the end item. (3) Similarly, shifting resources between supply and maintenance could be a means of increasing the operationally ready inventory. (4) In managing a weapon, Standards should not be set for one logistics activity without regard to the others. For example, with a fixed budget, an effort to reduce the AOCP rate too far may so impinge on maintenance resources as to reduce the number of operationally ready weapons. The opposite is also possible. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WEAPONS, BUDGETS), (*LOGISTICS, BUDGETS), AIRCRAFT, MAINTENANCE, MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, INVENTORY CONTROL, ECONOMICS, AIR FORCE BUDGETS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE