An Evaluation of the Effect of Spares Allowance Policy upon Ship Availability and Reliability.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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U.S. ships are provided onboard spare parts for equipment the ships force is capable of repairing while at sea. The range and depth of spares provided has a pronounced effect on the availability of both ship and weapon systems. The spares suite for a particular ship is the Coordinated Shipboard Allowance List produced by the Ships Parts Control Center. A mathematical model is used to produce this list, aiming to achieve stocking goals set by the Navy. This thesis examines the relationship between these goals and the model in use. A simulation model developed by the Naval Sea Systems Command has been modified so that it is compatible with the Naval Postgraduate School computer system, and this simulation model is used to evaluate the provisioning models. This simulation model is capable of being used for a variety of other projects at the Naval Postgraduate School. Author
- Computer Programming and Software
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies