PRAM: A PRELIMINARY REPAIR LEVEL ANALYSIS MODEL
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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A description of a JOSS model, developed for the PACER TACK study, to analyze the cost tradeoffs between alternative repair level decisions. In deciding whether recoverable items should be repaired at the operating base or at a central depot, and whether AGE should be deployed to forward areas, the costs of AGE, AGE spares, facilities, personnel, and technical data must be balanced against the advantages of on-base repair, such as shorter turn-around time, flexibility, local control, self-sufficiency, reduced inventory cost, reduced shipping costs. PRAM, the Preliminary Repair Level Decision Analysis Model, uses the method of marginal analysis to determine the minimum-cost stock level to achieve a specified performance criterion. Given 26 simple inputs, PRAM outputs for each case AGE available or not available at base the 1 optimal stock levels by the METRIC standard and, if desired, by the AFM 67-1 method 2 total stock cost 3 yearly operating cost 4 five-year operating cost 5 five-year totals. Recomputation with one changed input requires less than one minute.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies