Interim paper Mar-Oct 1990
AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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The SUMMA Small Unit Maintenance Manpower Analyses Model is a microcomputer-based decision aid intended to portray the consequences of maintenance job redefinition. This job redefinition typically takes the form of job merger or job enlargement. The impetus for broadening the maintenance workforce in this way is to ensure adequate manpower support for dispersed, small-unit combat operations. The issues surrounding maintenance job definition have taken on new importance. Rivet Workforce and the Air Force IMPACTS program, for example, affirm the need for coherent and credible methods for weighing the risks and the benefits of maintenance job enlargement. The SUMMA Model includes a task allocation algorithm which computes manpower requirements for given Air Force Specialty AFS alternatives in given deployment scenarios, and a personnel, training, and cost projection module. The SUMMA Model is tied to the Air Force Logistics Composite Model LCOM both as a source of maintenance task information and as a means of verifying the performance of altered job specialties. The logic and data structure of the SUMMA Model are emphasized. Representative findings and potential uses of SUMMA for unified manpower, personnel, and training MPT analysis are also discussed.
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