Accession Number : ADA194429

Title :   The F-100 Spare Parts Shortage of 1985: Where Did We Go Wrong.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Marg, James M

PDF Url : ADA194429

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : This report looks at the history of the F-100 engine during the 1980-85 time period to determine the causes of the 1985 parts shortage. A brief overview of the F-100 engine history to 1980 is provided, followed by a detailed historical look at the events of the 1980-85 period. The F-100 engine is used in both the F-15 and F-16 aircraft, the main aircraft around which the U.S. tactical air forces are built. Yet, despite the obvious critical impact a lack of these engines has on the USAF and on U.S. military strength, the Air Force has run low on both engines and the parts to support them on several occasions. After an analysis of the parts shortages, the author draws several lessons learned that may prove useful to other system managers to prevent similar problems in the systems they manage. Keywords: Turbofan engines; Jet fighters; Spare parts; Modular construction; Systems management.

Descriptors :   *JET FIGHTERS, *SHORTAGES, *SPARE PARTS, *TURBOFAN ENGINES, *INVENTORY ANALYSIS, AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, IMPACT, MODULAR CONSTRUCTION, SUPERVISORS, SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT, AIR FORCE EQUIPMENT

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Jet and Gas Turbine Engines
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE