An Analysis of the F-16 Aircraft Requirements Generation Process and Its Adverse Impact on Contractor Rate Capacity
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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The United States defense industry is experiencing frustration in agglomerating planned Department of Defense production requirements. One probable source of this frustration is inadequate requirement forecast consolidation by the Department of Defense. Several agencies within the Department of Defense are charged with procuring subassemblies and spares for major weapons systems. In the case of the United States Air Force F-16, the Air Force Logistics Command and the Air Force Systems Command are involved in formulation of production requirement forecasts, and may do so independent of one another. Defense suppliers are then subjected to a myriad of unconsolidated forecasts, none of which they can satisfy without significantly reducing their ability to fulfill other demand requirements. Methods, therefore, should be developed to improve the requirement forecast consolidation process.
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