Accession Number:

AD0613667

Title:

MAINTENANCE SCHEDULING DECISIONS AND THE IMPORTANCE OF INFORMATION,

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RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1961-05-09

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

The Logistics Systems Laboratory at RAND built a simulated laboratory version of a ballistic missile wing beginning in the spring of 1958 before any ballistic missile squadrons existed in the Air Force. The system was staffed with senior Air Force officers being transitioned from aircraft to missiles. Two important human factors considerations in the study were the role of maintenance management in maintaining missile alert and the requirements for maintenance personnel in accomplishing the scheduled and unscheduled maintenance necessary to assure a high degree of alert. An advanced on-line information system was provided to facilitate management decisions. A procedure for estimating maintenance personnel requirements by Air Force specialty code, using information regarding the reliability of the hardware under a variety of conditions and the possible operational and maintenance policies to be adopted, was developed. These two aspects of the study will be described as will their impact on overall system cost and effectiveness. The application of the information system and the utilization of the maintenance personnel requirements estimation technique were instrumental in increasing missile alert status by approximately 15 per cent and reducing total system cost by like amount. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE