Management of the Air Force Backlog of Maintenance and Repair.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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The backlog of maintenance and repair BMAR is considered the most important indicator of how adequately real property maintenance is performed. From 1965 to 1978, the DOD BMAR rose from 850 million to 2500 million in constant 1980 dollars. That would seem to indicate a severe shortfall in the adequacy of real property maintenance. This thesis originally was going to produce a model to predict the BMAR at an Air Force base. One conclusion in the thesis was that currently the BMAR is unpredictable. A systems analysis model of the planning, programming, budgeting, and executing of the maintenance and repair work for a base for one year was devised. This demonstrated the complexity and flexibility of the system that has BMAR as one output. One major weakness in the system is that the Air Force does not use the same definition of BMAR as DOD. Air Force constrains the BMAR to only include contract work that is backlogged, excluding the in-house work. Having two different definitions is unreasonable, and having, two backlogged work outputs of the system precludes predicting the level of one. The recommendations include definitions for two separate BMAR figures essential and total to be used throughout DOD. Author
- Administration and Management
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies