Accession Number : ADA285003


Title :   Logistics Control Facility: A Normative Model for Total Asset Visibility in the Air Force Logistics System


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH SCHOOL OF LOGISTICS AND ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT


Personal Author(s) : Lorraine, Eric C ; Michno, Michael E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a285003.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1994


Pagination or Media Count : 177


Abstract : Computer simulation was used to evaluate the impact of a Logistics Control Facility (LCF) with a Total Asset Visibility (TAV) system on the AF logistics system's ability to support a weapon system. For this study, the B-1B was chosen as the weapon system of interest. Two performance measures, expected fully mission capable rates and expected pipeline quantities, were used to evaluate the simulation results. Two-sample tests were used to compare the current logistics configuration of the B-1B with the same configuration, but with an LCF controlling the movement of assets. The expected FMC rate performance measure showed significant results while the expected pipeline quantity performance measure did not. After determining that the LCF with a TAV system did have an impact on the ability of the AF logistics system to support a weapon system, fourteen different support configurations were evaluated. Variables included mode of transportation, use of buffer stocks, and use of intermediate repair facilities. Analysis of the results was accomplished using a randomized block ANOVA and Least Significant Difference comparison of means. For expected fully mission capable rates, mode of transportation was the most significant factor. For expected pipeline quantities, the use of intermediate repair facilities was the most significant factor. Logistics, Dyna-METRIC, Computer simulation, B-1B, Information systems, Two-level maintenance


Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , *LOGISTICS SUPPORT , *WEAPON SYSTEM EFFECTIVENESS , TEST AND EVALUATION , MAINTENANCE , WEAPONS , BUFFERS , CONTROL , TRANSPORTATION , IMPACT , INFORMATION SYSTEMS , WEAPON SYSTEMS , COMPUTERS , QUANTITY , STATISTICAL TESTS , COMPARISON , FACILITIES , RATES , VARIABLES , REPAIR , CONFIGURATIONS , MISSIONS , VISIBILITY , LOGISTICS , PIPELINES


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE