Accession Number : ADA570667


Title :   An Analysis of Aviation Maintenance Operations and Supporting Costs, and Cost Capturing Systems


Descriptive Note : Research rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC POLICY


Personal Author(s) : Palomino, Alejandro ; Epp, Jesse C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a570667.pdf


Report Date : 04 Dec 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 86


Abstract : By analyzing the current data-collecting systems utilized by the Department of Defense (DoD), can naval aviation accurately predict proper inventories, safety stocks, and costs associated with organizational-level, intermediate-level, and depot-level maintenance? Are the current data systems capturing the necessary data to make cost-effective maintenance decisions at these levels of maintenance? If not, what data fields should be added? What can be done to improve data collection? The United States Navy has a number of entities that work together to ensure that aircraft in the Navy are supplied with the parts and materials required to maintain mission readiness. An analysis of the operating and support system costs characterizes cost variance across organizational-level, intermediate-level, and depot-level maintenance. In this report, we examine both labor and material costs for both repairable and consumable items, and then categorize those costs by type of maintenance action. This analysis is intended to help in the development of a cost model that could aid in both budget planning and execution.


Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE , *COSTS , *DATA ACQUISITION , *FIGHTER AIRCRAFT , *INFORMATION SYSTEMS , *INVENTORY CONTROL , DATA BASES , DECISION MAKING , LABOR , MATERIALS , NAVAL AIRCRAFT , NAVAL AVIATION , NAVAL PROCUREMENT , PARTS


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE