Decision Support Systems: An Approach to Aircraft Maintenance Scheduling in the Strategic Air Command.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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Maintaining increasingly complex Air Force weapon systems requires optimum use of all available resources. Timely and accurate resource coordination is vital to ensure continuous mission capability any improvement in coordination can produce an increase in readiness. Essential to such resource coordination is the aircraft maintenance scheduling function at the unit level. It is hypothesized that the application of computer technology to the maintenance scheduling decision process could result in improved maintenance resource allocation. A promising tool for computer-aided scheduling exists Decision Support Systems DSS are intended to combine the information storage and assimilation powers of the computer with the experienced judgement of the manager to produce more effective decisions. The first requirement of a DSS is to model the current decision process this research effort has generated a maintenance scheduling model of a SAC wing-level organization. The architecture of the model is based on Integrated Computer-Aided Manufacturing ICAM technology, specifically incorporating the structure explained in the ICAM Definition IDEFO Function Modeling Manual.
- Information Science
- Computer Programming and Software