A Cost Analysis on Procuring Improved Technical Order Data for the F-15 Weapon System.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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The United States Air Force has expressed strong interest in finding methods of reducing weapon system maintenance cost. One method is to increase the productivity of maintenance personnel by providing better technical data. High maintenance personnel cost makes it imperative that a more efficient, improved, proceduralized TO PTO format be developed and utilized. Due to the inherent advantages of PTOs, the F-15 Technical Order Management Agency manager is in the process of evaluating the cost of converting the F-15 TOS to the PTO format. A cost versus benefits analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of PTOs has been accomplished to assist top level management in deciding the appropriate type TO option to procure. To accomplish the analysis this thesis identifies the steps in the TO procurement process, expalins the techniques used by McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft Company to develop cost estimates for the F-15 weapon system TOs, describes the advantages of procuring the F-15 weapon system TOs in the PTO format, and estimates where possible the monetary savings derived from the advantages of the improved PTO format. This thesis concludes that the F-15 weapon system technical data should be procured in the PTO format. Author