Overhaul Facility Planning and Control Tool Selection and Implementation Analysis
Technical Report,01 Sep 2014,24 Mar 2016
AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB United States
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The Argentine Air Force Materiel General Directorate AAFMGD has initiated an effort to assure logistical support and to gradually increase the productivity and efficiency of related processes. Within the efforts of increased productivity and efficiency over the AAF Overhauling Facilities, the Planning and Control Departments PCD became targets for improvements. These departments are tasked with providing the best certainty and visibility of all assets within their facilities to feed the logistics pipeline, and better support air operations. This thesis, sponsored by the MGD, is focused on achieving improvements in the PCD processes, through an academically rigorous evaluation of confounding factors and the eventual selection of appropriate IT solutions. Software solutions were evaluated on their ability to produce the desirable benefits of improving current processes control, improving project timeline certainty, and obtaining visibility over the overhauling and maintenance activities so as to better support management-level decisions. Through the efforts of this research it was found that several solutions provided partial support for the needs of the PCD, and eight were chosen based on four general features and 20 capabilities. Ultimately, two of them were chosen as best suitable solutions, to be proposed to the AAFMGD for final review.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Computer Programming and Software
- Administration and Management