Accession Number : ADA262036
Title : Stock Funding Depot Level Reparable Parts: Implementation in a Contracted Out Aircraft Maintenance Environment.
Descriptive Note : Research rept. Aug 1991-Apr 1992
Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : McCleary, George C
Report Date : Apr 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 33
Abstract : At the beginning of FY-93, the Air Force will begin stock funding depot level reparables. This is one of the most fundamental changes to spare parts management in their history. Stock funding of depot level reparables means that aircraft maintenance will now have to buy reparable parts from a supply stock fund. Formerly, they received these parts free issue. The whole idea stems from Defense Management Review Decision 904. Its prime directive is to force greater efficiency', throughout the repair process, but especially at base level. At Air Training Command's pilot training bases, new operations and maintenance accounts, valued at approximately $7-8 million each, will be established and managed by aircraft maintenance. While this will be a tremendous challenge to manage, it also presents significant opportunities and incentives to increase efficiency and save money. This paper discusses potential opportunities for savings in ATC that has contractor operated or Civil Service only maintenance organizations. In addition to addressing contractor incentives and sharing savings, this paper presents four specific recommendations for ATC. They are: 1. Concentrate on repair differences between bases first; 2. Identify potential candidates for repair improvements; 3. Consolidate maintenance and logistics functions at geographically close bases; and 4. Develop a decision model to determine if it is less expensive to repair an item only at the depot vs. limited repair by a contractor at base level.
Descriptors : *AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE , *REPAIR , *SPARE PARTS , AIR FORCE , TRAINING , CONTRACTORS , SHARING , MONEY , SAVINGS , SUPPLY DEPOTS , EFFICIENCY , PILOTS , MANAGEMENT
Subject Categories : Aircraft
Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE