Accession Number : ADA135557

Title :   An Improved Method for Determining Logistics Requirements for the System Specification.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Smith,O A , Jr

PDF Url : ADA135557

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 131

Abstract : Operating and Support (O&S) costs comprise more than half of a weapon system's total life cycle cost (LCC). In addition, 75-80 percent of a system's LCC is locked in by decisions made prior to definition of the detail system design. To reduce LCC, logistics alternatives must be addressed early and logistics constraints defined in the system specification. This thesis identifies the most likely sources of logistics constraint information so that it can better be incorporated into the system specification. This thesis addresses an alternate way to generate logistics requirements specifically for the system specification. It recognizes the Logistics Support Analysis (LSA) process and provides a way of focusing LSA inputs into the system specification. With this new procedure for early definition of the logistics requirements, O&S constraints are more likely to be adequately specified and their cost impact minimized. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Logistics support, *Logistics management, Military requirements, Systems analysis, Systems engineering, Life cycle costs, Operational effectiveness, Integrated systems, Standards, Specifications, Management planning and control, Computer applications, Acquisition, Theses

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE