Accession Number : ADA301352

Title :   Evaluation of the Vehicle Out-of-Commission Standard for Air Force Vehicle Maintenance Units.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF LOGISTICS AND ACQUIS ITION MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s) : Arzberger, Christopher K. ; Audet, Lawrence F., Jr

PDF Url : ADA301352

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 127

Abstract : Because the Department of Defense is facing budget and manpower reductions, the importance of productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness in daily operations is being stressed. Unfortunately, the VOC performance measure does not adequately apply these concepts. By examining the concepts of productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness, the inadequacy of the VOC measure is highlighted. A review of research into performance measurement is conducted, with emphasis on USAF transportation squadrons, to examine perceptions about the VOC measure. Because the VOC measure is viewed as inadequate, a review of performance measurement indicators throughout the government is analyzed to determine the type of performance measurement system that should be used for vehicle maintenance units. The use of linear regression is advocated. This research also identifies the seven independent factors perceived by transportation officers as impacting the performance of vehicle maintenance the most These factors include training levels of assigned personnel, parts availability, available manpower, budget available for vehicle maintenance, tool and equipment availability, age of vehicle fleet, and experience (number of years) of assigned personnel and should be included in a regression model to accurately establish and compare the performance levels of vehicle maintenance units. Vehicle Maintenance, Vehicle Out Of Commission Standard, Performance Measurement, Systems, Performance Standards, Productivity, Efficiency, Effectiveness.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY VEHICLES, *MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT, *PRODUCTIVITY, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MEASUREMENT, TRANSPORTATION, TRAINING, MILITARY STANDARDS, EFFICIENCY, THESES, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, AVAILABILITY, MANPOWER, PARTS, INDICATORS, MILITARY BUDGETS, AIR FORCE EQUIPMENT, SQUADRONS, MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE