Accession Number:

ADA202798

Title:

The Adequacy of Commercial Manuals for Intermediate and Depot Level Maintenance

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

116.0

Abstract:

The objective of this research was to analyze the adequacy of using commercial manuals and to identify the correct acquisition process to obtaining adequate commercial manuals. A questionnaire was developed and a survey was accomplished. The survey was distributed to Deputy Program Managers for Logistics DPML and Air Logistics Centers that utilized commercial manuals. The most significant result indicated that the commercial manuals that were determined to be adequate, actually had not been thoroughly reviewed. This resulted in additional funding requirements for manual supplements and system interim contract support. Other significant issues included the importance of early involvement in the acquisition program phase and, the DID and the SOW as effective contract mediums. Recommendations to improve the effectiveness of the commercial manual review included 1 Establishing a universal specification that would be used in all contracts 2 Establishing verification procedures for commercial manuals on equipment that is integrated into a system 3 Establishing an internal technical writing department that will do the changes to commercial manuals 4 Establishing the use of similar hardware CD readers to the industrial contractors. Theses.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE