Accession Number:

ADA196127

Title:

ORACLE (Oversight of Resources and Capability for Logistics Effectiveness) and Requirements Forecasting. Volume 1. Extensions of ORACLE

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

ORACLE Oversight of Resources And Capability for Logistics Effectiveness is a methodology that assesses the effects of changing certain resource levels on the peacetime materiel readiness and wartime sustainability of U.S. air forces, to improve the estimation and justification of resource requirements. The Air Force Logistics Command uses the D041 system to help manage approximately 150,000 aircraft components. During each quarter, the D041 system is used to estimate how much of each component should be repaired and purchased for about three years into the future. The goal of the ORACLE methodology is to construct an aggregate database having the following features The database is an additional product of a standard D041 quarterly computation, it is small enough to fit in a portable microcomputer, and it can be readily manipulated by a spreadsheet- like program to mimic in aggregate form the responses of D041 to program changes. The current ORACLE methodology was designed to work with only a simplified version of D041, not the actual version. D041 is now being modified to incorporate the logic that is in the Logistics Management Institutes Aircraft Availability Model AAM.

Subject Categories:

  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Computer Systems
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE