Accession Number : ADP002826

Title :   Mortality and Spareparts: A Conceptual Analysis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS COMMAND WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Frisch,F. A. P.

Report Date : 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The MORTALITY CONCEPT describes how a population deteriorates and what is needed to maintain a population. The populations considered are populations, or families, of spareparts needed to support military weapon systems. The mortality concept is explained and used to delineate the necessary resulting behavior of families of spareparts. The necessary behavior which follows, by necessity, from the selected MODE of acquisition (i.e., block-procurement) and from the selected QUALITY of the system. A generic model is sketched and sample calculations are provided to allow the reader to arrive at firm conclusions about the necessary behavior. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Spare parts, *Life expectancy(Service life), Weapon systems, Quality assurance, Quality control, Government procurement, Resources, Life cycles, Management planning and control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE