Accession Number : ADA135005

Title :   Management of the Air Force Backlog of Maintenance and Repair.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Sanders,T L

PDF Url : ADA135005

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : The backlog of maintenance and repair (BMAR) is considered the most important indicator of how adequately real property maintenance is performed. From 1965 to 1978, the DOD BMAR rose from $850 million to $2500 million in constant 1980 dollars. That would seem to indicate a severe shortfall in the adequacy of real property maintenance. This thesis originally was going to produce a model to predict the BMAR at an Air Force base. One conclusion in the thesis was that currently the BMAR is unpredictable. A systems analysis model of the planning, programming, budgeting, and executing of the maintenance and repair work for a base for one year was devised. This demonstrated the complexity and flexibility of the system that has BMAR as one output. One major weakness in the system is that the Air Force does not use the same definition of BMAR as DOD. Air Force constrains the BMAR to only include contract work that is backlogged, excluding the in-house work. Having two different definitions is unreasonable, and having, two backlogged work outputs of the system precludes predicting the level of one. The recommendations include definitions for two separate BMAR figures (essential and total) to be used throughout DOD. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Maintenance management, *Air Force facilities, *Planning programming budgeting, Systems analysis, Models, Air Force budgets, Repair, Air Force planning, Management planning and control, Input output processing, Military organizations, Operational effectiveness, Theses

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE