Accession Number : AD0737592

Title :   Maintenance of Supplies and Equipment. Objective Determination of Maintenance Factors.

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND WASHINGTON D C

Report Date : 07 MAY 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : The maintenance factor of a repair part represents the expected number of failures that will occur per year from a group of 100 end items containing the part. Maintenance factors must be tailored to a particular deployment area and situation if the estimates of the number of failures is expected to be accurate and hence useful. To date very little guidance has been presented regarding the actual estimation process. The report gives a philosophical discussion of the maintenance factor as a system parameter and is intended to guide the maintenance engineer's thinking during the estimation process. A checklist is presented which is designed to help insure that pertinent areas that could contribute to failures of a repair part are not overlooked, but at the same time are not given too much emphasis during estimation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ARMY EQUIPMENT, *MAINTENANCE), LOGISTICS, SPARE PARTS, MAINTAINABILITY, RELIABILITY, INVENTORY CONTROL, INVENTORY CONTROL, DECISION MAKING

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE