Study of Army Maintenance Float Policies and Management Practices
ARMY INVENTORY RESEARCH OFFICE PHILADELPHIA PA
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During the past few years, considerable attention has been focused on Army policies and procedures for determining maintenance float requirements and management of float assets. A study team consisting of representatives from the Inventory Research Office IRO, the Army Material Systems Analysis Agency AMSAA, the Maintenance management Center MMC, and the Depot Systems Command DESCOM under the sponsorship of the Army Materiel Development and Readiness Command DARCOM developed new management concepts and computational methods designed to improve the current policies governing maintenance float. The study methodology included a two sets of questionnaires, one sent to the darcom major support commands and project managers and the other sent to DARCOM field maintenance technicians b model development to calculate repair cycle float RCF and operational readiness float ORF requirements c a review of existing policies and regulations and d the identification of potential data sources which can be used to perform float calculations and verification. The study findings resulted in 14 recommendations relating to the computation of maintenance float distribution and program requirements and the evaluation of float levels against an objective criterion.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies