Accession Number : ADA215744


Title :   A Computer Based Data Management System for Automating the Air Force Vehicle Master Plan


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


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


Personal Author(s) : Garcia, Hans


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a215744.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 165


Abstract : The purpose of this thesis is to examine the appropriateness of using a PC-based database management system for a process used in the planning, acquisition and depot repair strategies of Air Force vehicles and to develop a computer based database management system which could be used to automate the labor-intensive tasks performed by vehicle program managers at Warner Robins Air Logistics Center. With the introduction of the Air Force Vehicle Master Plan in May 1989, Program Managers (PMs) now had a single source of information on the vehicle fleet, to be used in developing, justifying and prioritizing the vehicle programs required to meet the Air Force Vehicle needs. Five research questions were addressed in determining the cost, training and equipment advantages to the Air Force by automating such new procedures. The research confirmed that the methods used by the PMs could definitely be supplemented by the use of a microcomputer based program which could be run on existing equipment. The author was able to automate the USAF Vehicle Master Plan and developed the Automated Vehicle Master Plan (AVMP) using Ashton-Tate's dBase III Plus(TM). The original AVMP maintained 29 sortie-generating vehicle types on file. Keywords: Military theses.


Descriptors :   *DATA BASES , *DATA MANAGEMENT , *LOGISTICS PLANNING , AUTOMATION , AIRCRAFT , STRATEGY , ACQUISITION , AIR FORCE EQUIPMENT , MILITARY VEHICLES , AIR FORCE , COSTS , REPAIR , SUPPLY DEPOTS , MICROCOMPUTERS , MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , THESES


Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE