Accession Number:

AD0676639

Title:

WAR RESERVE SPARES KITS SUPPLEMENTED BY NORMAL OPERATING ASSETS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

Described is a mathematical model developed to assist the Air National Guard in designing war reserve spares WRS kits. The model differs from a previous one by taking into account the role that normal base operating assets might play in supplementing war reserve spares requirements. It solves the following kind of optimization problem Find the least-cost WRS kit that will keep the probability of a stockout after cannibalizations less than or equal to a specified target objective. The technique of marginal analysis is used to maximize the operational rate, which is the probability of meeting all demands for spares. A sensitivity analysis, based on data from an Air National Guard unit, reveals that if peacetime levels were explicitly taken into account when designing a WRS kit, a cost saving of nearly 40 percent would be effected without degrading base supply performance in wartime. The model is programmed in FORTRAN IV for the IBM 7044. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE