Accession Number : AD0775691

Title :   G-200 Bearing: An Analysis Concerning the Reliability of an Inexpensive Part and Its Effect on Depot Level Repair Cost.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Burt,John W. ; Benbow,Robert T.

Report Date : JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 108

Abstract : Little management attention has been paid to inexpensive parts critical to the operation of defense weapons systems that incur large maintenance costs. This Costly Replacement of Inexpensive Parts (CRIP) concept was analyzed in one instance; the G-200 gyroscope bearing of the LN-12 platform. The CRIP concept was supported in the case of the G-200 bearings. These precision instrument bearings did in fact represent an inexpensive part ($38 each) that was critical to the effectiveness of an aircraft's inertial guidance system and generated high replacement costs when failures occurred.

Descriptors :   *Air Force equipment, *Inventory analysis, *Bearings, Gyroscopes, Inventory control, Spare parts, Replacement, Cost analysis, Logistics support, Theses

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE