Accession Number : ADA141836

Title :   Supply Readiness Assessment: Some Notes on Repair Pipeline Responses.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : PACIFIC AIR FORCES HICKAM AFB HI OPERATIONS ANALYSIS OFFICE

Personal Author(s) : Hiller,R E

PDF Url : ADA141836

Report Date : Mar 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : In previous papers, a Supply Readiness Assessment (SRA) diagram was proposed as a framework within which peacetime MICAP data could be plotted. The MICAP data within the SRA diagram give a quickly comprehensible picture of those items which determine the peacetime supply readiness of the unit. Because the SRA diagram is rooted in and is consistent with the concepts of dynamic pipeline theory for reparable spare parts, that theory can be used to extrapolate the plotted peacetime data into wartime surge predictions. One of the benefits of the SRA approach is that very useful information can be obtained without detailed and extensive computer programs. That characteristic is just as desirable when the diagram is used predictively. This note provides numerous illustrative examples of repair pipeline responses to various changes in 'demand' behavior and 'repair time' distributions that describe individual parts. By studying the illustrations and understanding the functional response to changes, it quickly becomes apparent that linear 'approximations' give very good extrapolations. Rules of thumb are discussed.

Descriptors :   *Logistics support, *Repair, *Supplies, *Operational readiness, *Weapon systems, *Operations research, Statistical analysis, Pipelines, Response, Peacetime, Mathematical prediction, Approximation(Mathematics), Extrapolation, Theory

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE