Accession Number : ADA195610

Title :   Using Dyna-Metric to Compute Base Level Self-Sufficiency Spares Requirements,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE LOGISTICS COMMAND WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Blazer, Douglas J ; Sakulich, Tim ; Rippy, Doug

PDF Url : ADA195610

Report Date : May 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : This document compares the current system's method to compute Base-Level Self-Sufficiency Spares (BLSS) requirements to the modified Dynamic Multi-Echelon Technique for Recoverable Inventory Control (Dyna-METRIC) computation. The current system computes a fixed safety level requirement. It is not scientific; it does not maximize weapon system performance nor even minimize back orders or costs. In addition, the current system does not consider identure relationships. As a result, the current system stocks unnecessary items, too many of some items, and too few of other items. Dyna-METRIC reduces BLSS requirements cost by $.45 to $51.28 million, while meeting the weapon system support objective. Dyna-METRIC reduces the range and depth of the BLSS without reducing its combat capability. In addition using Dyna-METRIC to compute BLSS means the Air Force will use the same method to both compute and assess wartime requirements. Shown are Dyna-METRIC computed BLSS requirements to achieve a confidence level of 95 percent results in support at least equal to the current BLSS at less cost. The Air Force should use Dyna-METRIC (with a 95 percent confidence level) to compute BLSS requirements. The Weapon System Management Information System (WSMIS) Requirement Execution Availability Logistics Module (REALM) currently uses Dyna-METRIC to compute War Readiness Spares Kit (WRSK) requirements, so AFLC has the capability to begin using Dyna-METRIC immediately. Keywords: Air Force logistics command, Confidence levels, Materiel. (KR)

Descriptors :   *INVENTORY CONTROL, *SPARE PARTS, *MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, *COMPUTATIONS, AIR FORCE, AIR FORCE LOGISTICS COMMAND, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, CONFIDENCE LEVEL, COSTS, DYNAMICS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, RECOVERY, SAFETY, WARFARE, WEAPON SYSTEM EFFECTIVENESS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, AIR FORCE, AIR FORCE LOGISTICS COMMAND, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, CONFIDENCE LEVEL, COSTS, DYNAMICS, INVENTORY CONTROL, OPERATIONAL READINESS, RECOVERY, REQUIREMENTS, SAFETY, WARFARE, WEAPON SYSTEM EFFECTIVENESS, WEAPON SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE