Accession Number : AD0909491

Title :   On Dogs or How to Determine When it is Uneconomical to Continue Repair.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE GUIDANCE AND METROLOGY CENTER NEWARK AFS OH

Personal Author(s) : Genet, Russell M.

Report Date : 14 JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Several papers have been written by personnel at RAND, Hq AFLC, Logistics Management Institute, AFIT, etc, on the general question of whether it is better, economically, to repair an item to being with, or to throw it away (or cannibalize it for parts). Most of these papers have not, however, addressed the question of once repair has been started, when does it become uneconomical to continue the repair. It is the objective of this paper to show how to determine when it is uneconomical to continue repair, and to illustrate this with an actual example. (Author)

Descriptors :   *GYROSCOPES, *OBSOLESCENCE THEORY, *REPLACEMENT THEORY, MAINTENANCE, COSTS, ECONOMICS, LOGISTICS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, FAILURE, SPARE PARTS, INVENTORY CONTROL, INERTIAL NAVIGATION, STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, PREDICTIONS, INERTIAL GUIDANCE, PROBABILITY.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE