Accession Number : AD0676639

Title :   WAR RESERVE SPARES KITS SUPPLEMENTED BY NORMAL OPERATING ASSETS,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Brooks,Robin S. ; Lu,John Y.

Report Date : SEP 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Described is a mathematical model developed to assist the Air National Guard in designing war reserve spares (WRS) kits. The model differs from a previous one by taking into account the role that normal base operating assets might play in supplementing war reserve spares requirements. It solves the following kind of optimization problem: Find the least-cost WRS kit that will keep the probability of a stockout after cannibalizations less than or equal to a specified target objective. The technique of marginal analysis is used to maximize the operational rate, which is the probability of meeting all demands for spares. A sensitivity analysis, based on data from an Air National Guard unit, reveals that if peacetime levels were explicitly taken into account when designing a WRS kit, a cost saving of nearly 40 percent would be effected without degrading base supply performance in wartime. The model is programmed in FORTRAN IV for the IBM 7044. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR FORCE EQUIPMENT, SPARE PARTS), (*SPARE PARTS, *INVENTORY CONTROL), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, OPTIMIZATION, COSTS, PROBABILITY, PLANNING, MOBILITY, TACTICAL AIR COMMAND, NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE