Accession Number:

AD0419391

Title:

INITIAL SUPPORT PLANNING: PROBLEMS AND METHODS,

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Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1963-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The general hypothesis of this Memorandum is that a significant portion of the initial support planning problem concerns deciding on the proper location of major logistics activities such as the repair of engines, the repair of aircraft components, the performance of scheduled mainte nance, and the correction of malfunctions that can safely be deferred or that are relatively rare. The study examines data describing the logistics inputs required by a currently opera tional airplane, and discusses the task of acquir ing planning input information at the time of initial provisioning. A method is discussed for analyzing the parts-repair function, considering support costs for base-level repair ground equipment, personnel, supply of bits and pieces-4d demands for depot supply and transportation, and using shelf fill rate as a proxy for military effectiveness. The investigation shows the possibility of cost reductions from a mixed or selective policy with regard to base repair. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE