Accession Number : AD0690520

Title :   PROJECT ABLE (ACQUISITION BASED ON CONSIDERATION OF LOGISTIC EFFECTS).

Descriptive Note : Operations analysis rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE LOGISTICS COMMAND WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO OPERATIONS ANALYSIS OFFICE

Personal Author(s) : Katz,Irving

Report Date : MAY 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The paper reports an ongoing effort called Project ABLE. It is directed towards creating tools which measure the logistic consequences of reliability and maintainability (R and M), and applying them so as to make new weapon systems better - sooner. The tools consist of formulae for total Logistic Effects (LE), comprising inventory spares, repairs, other logistic costs, system availability and system dependability. Throughout the life cycle of each new weapon system, the LE formulae can be used in making tradeoff decisions, measuring progress, and forecasting future effects. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MILITARY PROCUREMENT, WEAPON SYSTEMS), (*MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, LOGISTICS), CONTRACTS, SOURCES, INVENTORY CONTROL, SPARE PARTS, RELIABILITY, MAINTAINABILITY, COST EFFECTIVENESS, MOTIVATION, CURVE FITTING, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, AIR FORCE

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE