Accession Number : ADA135002

Title :   A Comparison of Capability Assessment Using the LOGRAM and Dyna-METRIC Computer Models.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Sproull,D P

PDF Url : ADA135002

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : The correct choice of a capability assessment model is vital in acquiring an accurate assessment of a weapon systems' wartime capability. Studies have demonstrated that the best logistical estimator of aircraft capability is the number of Fully Mission Capable (FMC) aircraft available for use in a wartime scenario. The AFLC/XRPA Logistics Requirements Analysis Model (LOGRAM) estimates weapon system capability by estimating aircraft availability based on the percentage of wartime spares requirements provided by estimated on hand assets. Dyna-METRIC, however, estimates aircraft availability based on the number of FMC aircraft for a given stockage position. A LOGRAM data base was evaluated using Dyna-METRIC to determine differences in aircraft availability estimates. Dyna-METRIC produced a lower estimate of aircraft availability than did the LOGRAM model. Research indicated that a mixed model, using LOGRAM to develop the data base and Dyna-METRIC to provide the aircraft availability estimates would provide a blend of the strong points of each model. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer applications, *Logistics management, *Air force logistics command, *Inventory control, *Spare parts, Warfare, Predictions, Management planning and control, Estimates, Weapon systems, Aircraft, Military requirements, Air force planning, Information systems, Data bases, Models, Theses

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE