MINIMIZING REDUCTIONS IN READINESS CAUSED BY TIME-PHASED DECREASES IN AIRCRAFT OVERHAUL AND REPAIR ACTIVITIES.
RESEARCH ANALYSIS CORP MCLEAN VA
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The Navy is often required to conduct personnel planning studies. A recent study on the assessment of effects of personnel reduction at the various aircraft Overhaul and Repair Activities O and Rs of the Bureau of Naval Weapons was carried out by one of the writers of the present paper. The methodology was systematic but relied on informal, judgmental decision procedures rather than on formal models incorporating optimization. Later study of the problem resulted in the approach described herein. The paper addresses this question How can a personnel reduction in the Navys aircraft O and Rs be distributed among activities with minimum reduction in readiness. A two-stage procedure involving linear programming models is developed. Solutions involve either extensions of aircraft overhaul cycles or a combination of such extensions with reductions in aircraft inventories. Author
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations