Accession Number : AD0700027

Title :   SCAM: A SYSTEM SUPPORT COST ANALYSIS MODEL,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Kaplan,Richard J. ; Lu,John Y. ; Paulson,Robert M.

Report Date : NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : The paper gives a description of a computer model designed to assist Air Force planners during the provisioning process, which includes the requirement that every item in a weapon system be evaluated to determine (1) if it should be a spare part, and (2) if and where it should be repaired. SCAM examines four source and maintenance coding alternatives: repair at base only, repair at depot only, repair at both base and depot, and discard. The aggregate cost estimates represent total resource requirements for each alternative for a specified performance level. SCAM can also be useful in analysis of on-going systems to estimate the relative costs of any proposed change in the maintenance posture. The appendixes contain examples of output and the complete JOSS and FORTRAN IV programs for model operation.

Descriptors :   (*AIR FORCE EQUIPMENT, INVENTORY CONTROL), (*INVENTORY CONTROL, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), SPARE PARTS, MAINTENANCE, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, COST EFFECTIVENESS, DECISION MAKING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE