Accession Number : ADA178470

Title :   Determination of Maintenance Expenditure Limits for Depot Reparable Items

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS ACTIVITY ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Poskus, Uldis R.

PDF Url : ADA178470

Report Date : FEB 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : To fulfill its mission of deterring war, the Army requires a great variety and large quantity of the most effective equipment that the nation can afford. Having these tools of war available when needed is the essence of readiness. To maintain maximum readiness, unserviceable (deteriorated and failed) equipment must be returned to a serviceable condition or must be replaced. Three different actions can be taken on unserviceable equipment. It can undergo corrective maintenance; i.e., returned to some level of serviceability through a repair, overhaul, or rebuild program, it can be discarded and replaced with identical new equipment; or it can be discarded and replaced with newer, upgraded equipment. The term repair will be used in this report to mean any corrective maintenance action. The Army has the ability to repair unserviceable equipment or to procure new equipment. Due to limited resources (funds and facilities), priorities must be established on competing maintenance requirements. These entail economic decisions requiring quantitative methods. Two such quantitative methods are the Level of Repair Analysis (LORA) and the Maintenance Expenditure Limit (MEL). The LORA is performed in the design phase and analyzes the total life cycle costs involved in repairing versus replacing an item or component. The MEL is a decision tool that is used only on fielded equipment that has failed.

Descriptors :   *MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT, *REPAIR, *COST ANALYSIS, WARFARE, QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS, DECISION MAKING, ARMY, QUANTITY, SUPPLY DEPOTS, LIFE CYCLE COSTS, METHODOLOGY, REQUIREMENTS, MAINTENANCE, ECONOMICS

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE