Accession Number : AD0724690

Title :   Using Logistics Models in System Design and Early Support Planning,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Paulson, R. M. ; Waina, R. B. ; Zacks, L. H.

Report Date : FEB 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 138

Abstract : The Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) concept reduces weapon system logistics support costs by continually evaluating such costs entailed by a particular design, and then modifying the design. This report describes existing modeling techniques that can be used during weapon system conception, development, production, and deployment to investigate the logistics impacts of design decisions. The report is based on a sample of 46 models, which includes about half of all such models currently available, categorized according to their applications--spares, personnel, maintenance posture, operations, life cycle costs, and project management. Current model technology is adequate for the support cost estimating required for implementing ILS in all phases of system acquisition. (Author)

Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, SPARE PARTS, MAINTENANCE, MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT, LIFE EXPECTANCY(SERVICE LIFE), COSTS, MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, AIR FORCE SYSTEMS COMMAND, AIR FORCE LOGISTICS COMMAND.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE