Accession Number : AD1030824

Title :   Study of Using Excess Stock to Reduce Naval Aviation Depot-Level Repairable Piece Part Backorders

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States

Personal Author(s) : Custard,Jennifer L ; Lease,Quentin L ; Schotman,Jan D

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Report Date : 01 Dec 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : Naval Aviation Depot Level Repairables (AVDLRs) are repairable subassemblies for Naval aircraft weapon systems. The Fleet Readiness Centers primary task is to repair non-functional AVDLRs. Such repairs usually require replacement of components, known as bit-piece parts or consumables. Technicians requisition any bit-piece parts not on hand through the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). As weapon systems age, sources for bit-piece parts become more difficult to identify. As a result, as of July 2016, DLA has approximately 15,000 bit-piece part requisitions backordered. Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Weapon Systems Support (WSS), the organization responsible for managing AVDLRs, is concerned that the significant quantity of bit-piece part backorders is negatively affecting aviation operational readiness. A potential alternative source for acquiring bit-piece parts is Navy excess material. Excess material is inventory designated by Navy organizations as meeting excess classification criteria. Since the Navy has already purchased the excess material, it represents a cost-effective sourcing option. The goals of this project are to determine if existing excess material can fulfill any current bit-piece part backorders, and if excess material represents a sustainable source of bit-piece parts for future requisitions.

Descriptors :   naval aviation , python programming language , weapon systems , inventory , military acquisition , procurement , aircrafts , department of defense , commerce , reliability

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE