Accession Number : ADA288594

Title :   Issues of Depot Maintenance: Changes for the Future.

Descriptive Note : Research rept. Aug 93-Apr 94,

Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Locklear, Glen D.

PDF Url : ADA288594

Report Date : APR 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The major issues surrounding Department of Defense (DoD) changes in depot maintenance are explored. Opening with early uses of contracting maintenance services by the military, we see how they came to be increasingly relied upon during the Berlin Airlift. Next, current topics internal to DoD depot maintenance are reviewed. The issue of excess capacity, Is followed by depot core maintenance, Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), and competition. This section concludes with Service concerns. Next addressed are external factors that impact DoD such as the Congress, and the private industrial sector. After reviewing the options available, the paper concludes with recommendations for the Services and the DoD to come to consensus on depot consolidation and with legislative assistance, offer more depot workload to the private sector.

Descriptors :   CONGRESS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, INDUSTRIES, COMMERCE, COST EFFECTIVENESS, LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, COSTS, SUPPLY DEPOTS, INVENTORY CONTROL, MILITARY PROCUREMENT, AIRLIFT OPERATIONS, BERLIN, LEGISLATION SPACE MAINTENANCE.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE