Improving Depot Repair Cycle Management: A Challenge for Supply and Maintenance.
LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD
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The DoD relies on depot repair as the major source of resupply for over 300,000 components to support customers directly and to replenish wholesale inventories. The time taken to return, accumulate, induct and physically repair these components at the depot level is called the Depot Repair Cycle Time DRCT. The length of th DRCT is one of the greatest influences on the inventory investment levels of expensive reparable components. The longer the DRCT, the higher the inventory investment. Depot repair is not only the primary source of resupply for reparable components it is also the most economic and responsive means for satisfying material support requirements. DRCTs in the DoD are much longer than those experienced by well-managed private sector repair operations. Actual DRCTs, in the Army and Navy are far longer than reasonable standards. In the Air Force, the averages are close to established standards, but item to item they vary significantly from them.
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