Accession Number : ADA294235

Title :   Management Sciences Division: Directorate of Plans, HQ Air Force Material Command, Wright-Patterson AFB.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. no. 11.

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

PDF Url : ADA294235

Report Date : 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : The Management Sciences Division (HQ AFMC/XPS) conducts and sponsors studies and research of significant materiel issues, We use, modify, and develop new or improved methods, models, and tools to manage materiel resources. Our goal is to quantify the relationships between alternative materiel resources and the resultant aircraft availability and sustainability so that AFMC can prioritize and justify its investments in those resources. We work toward this goal by performing studies for our customers and by pursuing a few internally developed projects which have significant potential for providing valuable insights into these relationships. In 1994 we focused on several major areas. We assisted AFMC in allocating FY95 spares procurement funds by Air Logistics Center, weapon system, and item ("Banding"). This was a follow-on to our 1993 development work to minimize the negative impact on the Air Force's front line weapon systems. We continued our effort to help AFMC's Air Logistics Centers (ALCs) implement an approach which ensures that the items most in need of repair and/or distribution to support the operators' sortie generation capability will get priority attention ("DRIVE"). An interface with the Stock Control System that automatically releases requisitions was developed this year. Also, DRIVE was used to set base stock levels and support repair and distribution for the highly successful B-1B Operational Readiness Assessment. We contributed to an Air Force/AFMC initiative to improve repair, procurement, and distribution processes to simultaneously reduce resupply times and cut costs ("Lean Logistics"). We completed the development and implemented a method to assess AFMC's contribution to the operators' 180 day war fighting capability ("War Fighting Metrics").

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *RESOURCES, *AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT, *SPARE PARTS, REQUIREMENTS, WARFARE, AIR FORCE, MATERIEL, AIRCRAFT, STRATEGY, MODELS, DISTRIBUTION, WEAPON SYSTEMS, COSTS, AVAILABILITY, REPAIR, AIR LOGISTICS SUPPORT, LOGISTICS, PROCUREMENT, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, INVENTORY CONTROL, ATTENTION, MATERIALS LABORATORIES, CUTTING, REPLENISHMENT.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE