Accession Number : ADA243940

Title :   The Applicability of USAF Logistics Capability Assessment Models to the Royal Australian Air Force.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Richardson, Paul D.

Report Date : SEP 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 138

Abstract : The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) currently has no defensible analytical method of assessing the ability of the logistics system to support operations. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine how well features of existing or proposed USAF logistics capability assessment (LOGCAS) models might satisfy RAAF LOGCAS requirements. The research was divided into three distinct parts. First, a definition of LOGCAS was developed. Second, a literature review was used to produced a list of candidate logistics systems/models. These systems were then examined for compliance with the LOGCAS definition, resulting in a list of candidate LOGCAS models. Third, the RAAF provided a list of key features that a LOGCAS model should have in order to meet RAAF LOGCAS requirements. Using this key features list as a basis, expert opinion interviews were conducted by telephone to determine which key features were possessed by the candidate models. The candidates were then assessed against each other and rank ordered. By producing this list it is hoped that further examination of the higher ranked models by the RAAF will result in a solution to the RAAF's need for LOGCAS capability.

Descriptors :   AIR FORCE, AUSTRALIA, INTERVIEWING, LITERATURE SURVEYS, LOGISTICS, MODELS.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Geography
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE