Accession Number : AD0472957


Title :   COST EFFECTIVE WEAPON SYSTEM SUPPORT. BRIEFING NOTES


Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/472957.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 160


Abstract : The Logistics Management Institute is assisting the Department of Defense in identifying and developing improved weapon system initial support management practices and techniques. This is a continuing task which to date has been based primarily upon a series of depth studies of major weapon system programs. In July 1962, an LMI report on the Titan II Program was released. This first ICBM system report was followed by the release of LMI's initial Minuteman Program study in March, 1963. The primary recommendations made in the two reports proposed: organizations of professional Air Force provisioning specialists; improved joint Service-contractor usage of weapon system support assets (spares and Wing-level support equipment, facilities and support system knowledge and data); and Resident Support Teams (RST's) to perform continuous and responsive efforts to derive improved support systems at reduced costs. The material contained in these briefing notes is based upon LMI's recently completed follow-on initial support study which used the Minuteman Programs (WS- 133A + B) as research vehicles.


Descriptors :   *GROUND SUPPORT , *SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES , TRANSPORTATION , MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , WEAPON SYSTEMS , COSTS , MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL , SUPPLY DEPOTS , SCHEDULING , MOBILE , LOGISTICS , GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT , MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING , TEST FACILITIES , SPARE PARTS , MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT , LAUNCHING SITES , CHECKOUT EQUIPMENT


Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Surface-launched Guided Missiles


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE