Accession Number : ADA300450

Title :   A Performance Analysis of the Air Force War Time Lean Logistics Pipeline.

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) : Gaddis, Craig S. ; Haase, David A.

PDF Url : ADA300450

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 154

Abstract : Lean Logistics is an innovative proposal designed to reduce the costs associated with reparable inventory management. The purpose of this thesis is to determine whether a wartime lean logistics pipeline can maintain acceptable aircraft availability rates in response to induced variations of order and ship time (OST) and flying hours for deployed forces. The Dyna-MEIRIC Version 6.4 simulation program was used to evaluate nine different factor-level combinations. The factors, OST and flying hours were varied at three different levels, low, medium, and high. Analysis of the results was accomplished using a two-factor ANOVA. The authors discovered that while increasing OST greatly degraded available aircraft, flying hours did not significantly affect aircraft availability.

Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS SUPPORT, *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, *LOGISTICS PLANNING, *SPARE PARTS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), AIR FORCE, DEPLOYMENT, AIRCRAFT, PERFORMANCE TESTS, RATES, THESES, TIME, COSTS, AVAILABILITY, AERIAL WARFARE, SHIPBOARD, PIPELINES.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE