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Spare Parts Inventory Management for the Next Generation Finnish Defense Force Fighter Fleet

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Technical Report

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Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States

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This research will suggest factors that Finland should consider to better manage spare parts inventories in its upcoming fighter aircraft fleet acquisition. The topic is timely because the Finnish Defense Forces FDF is in the process of procuring the fighters to replace the present FA-18 CD-fleet. The primary research question is this What are the key factors in the near future fighter spare-parts inventory management that will affect the FDF fighter fleets performance This study analyzes inventory management fundamentals using a case example to determine what key elements in inventory management the Finnish Defense Forces should consider when creating a future fighter fleet spare-parts management system. The outcome consists of a series of key issues for the Finnish Defense Force to consider when preparing a request for quotations for the future fighter fleet.

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  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

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