An Analysis of Capacity Planning for Depot Repair of Aircraft Components Used on Fighter Aircraft Acquired by Aeronautical Systems Division.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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While considerable emphasis has been placed on industrys ability to produce end items, little emphasis has been given to the long-range planning aspects of the support to the weapon system provided by repair capacity from both Government and industry sources. To study this problem, nine SPO planning elements and their defense industry counterparts, representing three ASD managed fighter aircraft weapon systems, were sampled. This sample provided information used to test seven hypotheses a four related to the factors that are given consideration when planning repair capacity b two related to differences in repair capacity planning when the source of the capacity changes and c one related to differences between Government and industry repair capacity planning. The overall conclusion was that a clear and standardized definition of the goals and means of accomplishing repair capacity planning is not available. DoD management action to provide this definition is recommended. Further, experienced Government and industry repair capacity planners, and the integration of these lessons learned in a guide for planning elements, is recommended. Author
- Attack and Fighter Aircraft
- Administration and Management
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies