Accession Number : ADA259678


Title :   An Analysis of the Foreign Military Sales Pipeline of Repair and Replace Reparable Assets


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


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


Personal Author(s) : Orlando, Lawrence M ; Rhame, George F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a259678.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 145


Abstract : This study examined the reparable logistics pipeline and identified characteristics and associated problems with the processing of Foreign Military Sales (FMS) repair and replace aircraft assets. Areas of investigation included examining the FMS logistics reparable pipeline and determining what section of the pipeline the USAF controls or can influence, identifying the individual problems within that section of pipeline, and collecting and analyzing data pertaining to FMS repair and replace requisitions. The methodology used in these areas involved a literature review, personal interviews with Foreign Liaison Officers to obtain customer perspectives, and a statistical analysis of pipeline times for all FMS replacement requisitions for F-16 reparables filled within a specific six month period. Of primary concern to both the USAF and the customers was the time it took to fill replacement requisitions and especially the problems associated with H-coding requisitions. The research showed numerous possible causes for delays and indicated that many of the problems start before the USAF is even aware of the customer's demand, but that the USAF has been working hard to correct problems within its control and has attempted to improve the process overall.


Descriptors :   *MAINTENANCE , *LOGISTICS SUPPORT , *LOGISTICS , *FOREIGN MILITARY SALES , CONTROL , AIRCRAFT , AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE , THESES , CODING , DELAY , SPARE PARTS , STATISTICAL ANALYSIS , AIR FORCE FACILITIES , REPLACEMENT , PIPELINES , SUPPLY DEPOTS , REPAIR , TIME , PROCESSING , FOREIGN , AIR FORCE , METHODOLOGY


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE