Accession Number:

ADA230291

Title:

How DLA's Supply Performance Affects Air Force Readiness

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

130.0

Abstract:

This report establishes a link between DLA supply performance and Air Force readiness. It does so explicitly by projecting the number of additional aircraft that could be expected to be either partially mission capable-supply PMCS or not mission capable-supply NMCS as a result of a change in DLAs funding or performance. One of the central findings is for the demand-base items the Air Force has placed in DLAs Weapon System Support Program WSSP, a one-time 20 percent 50 million reduction in DLA wholesale safety levels would - through the increased depot delay that would impose on Air Force bases - render an additional 30 to 40 aircraft NMCS or PMCS beyond the roughly 1,300 aircraft already NMCS or PMCS at any given time among the total Air Force fleet of 9,100. Although the focus is on the Air Force, the results can be used to predict how DLAs wholesale performance is likely to affect aircraft and other aircraft-sized end items in all the Services. In that sense, the work answers longstanding questions about consumables and end-item readiness that are of interest to the entire DoD logistics community. The methods and results of the work also show that DLA can meet the central objectives of secondary item weapon system management - i.e., monitor its contribution to readiness and manage its supply operations to meet availability goals - without having to radically transform its conduct of supply operations.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE