Accession Number : AD0717710

Title :   Allocation of Spares and Repair Resources to a Multi-Component System,

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

Personal Author(s) : Demmy,W. Steven

Report Date : NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The report considers a military or commercial activity that operates a fleet of end items, say aircraft, and an internal repair capability to maintain this fleet. One assumes each end item consists of possibly several units, which in turn consist of several subunits, etc. An analytical model is developed to predict the impact of sparing and repair resource investment decisions for each subunit upon end item availability. An optimization procedure that combines dynamic programming and Everett's generalized Lagrange multiplier techniques is then developed to determine optimum allocations of investment to the total system for a range of investment targets. System cost-effectiveness curves are one product of this procedure. Results of preliminary computational experience are also reported. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR FORCE EQUIPMENT, *REPLACEMENT THEORY), (*DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING, DECISION THEORY), INVENTORY CONTROL, MAINTENANCE, QUEUEING THEORY, WAREHOUSES, COST EFFECTIVENESS, OPTIMIZATION

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE