Development of a Logistics Support Framework for Defense Mapping Agency (DMA) Automated Systems
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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This study provides an exploratory view of logistical support procedures for Defense Mapping Agency DMA automated cartographic or photogrammetric systems. Its purpose was to develop an Integrated Logistics Support ILS model tailored to the requirements of DMA automated cartographic or photogrammetric systems. The literature review identified Ostrofskys Logistics Systems Management Matrix LSMM as an acceptable conceptual foundation for the development of a descriptive logistics support model for DMA. A Delphi survey provided the means for constructing a descriptive model by polling 31 DMA administrative, research and development, support and maintenance, and production experts. Research findings supported the need for DMA to implement both a structured, ILS approach to automated cartographic or photogrammetric systems planning and an integrated organizational structure permitting the execution of an ILS plan. The study also certified the need to determine and design logistics support requirements early in the system life cycle with attention given to those support factors identified as unique to DMA. Special considerations should be given to maintenance planning as the experts determined this ILS element as absolutely critical to the effective logistics support of automated cartographic or photogrammetric systems.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies