Accession Number : AD0738934

Title :   Backrobbing as a Maintenance Policy,

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TEX INTERN TRAINING CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Guillory,Buddies

Report Date : MAY 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : In a report from the Naval Air Rework Facility in Jacksonville, Florida it was stated that they used backrobbing to aid their other repair policies. This policy completed repair where the other methods could not be used. Repair of a failed system in the past has been accomplished by rework, inventory, and ordering. These repair policies have been governed by the cost of the individual parts and their corresponding failure rates. The forcing function which makes backrobbing feasible is the imputed value of the system. With backrobbing used as an added repair consideration, the system does not have to wait for repair any longer than the time it takes to repair that system. Considering that a normal queue will contain systems of the same design, any one of the systems in the queue is a potential donor for the system in the repair facility. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MAINTENANCE, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*INVENTORY CONTROL, MAINTENANCE), MILITARY SUPPLIES, SPARE PARTS, QUEUEING THEORY, PROBABILITY DENSITY FUNCTIONS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, THESES

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE