A Conceptual Study of the USAF Aircraft Engine Acquisition and Support Management System.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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The acquisition and logistics support of USAF propulsion engines has been studied extensively. The Procurement Management Review PMR, completed in 1976, is the latest and most comprehensive review of this subject. The PMR recommended the creation of an Air Staff organization which would serve as a focal point for and provide overall policy direction on propulsion engines. This research set out to determine if such a proposed organization would resolve some of the fundamental problems found within the engine acquisition and support management system. A management cybernetic model was used to study the engine system and to answer the research question. The authors concluded that the proposed organization would be inconsistent with the requirements of the model, and therefore, would not resolve the engine systems fundamental problems. This research found that the principal problem of the engine system was the fractionalization of its management organization resulting from a deficient management information system. Author
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Jet and Gas Turbine Engines