Accession Number:

ADA248172

Title:

An Outline for a Manufacturing Planning and Control System for a Repair/ Overhaul/Rebuilding Environment

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

128.0

Abstract:

This study outlines a structure for a manufacturing planning and control MPC system for a repairoverhaulrebuilding environment. Included an examination of the organizational components that must be incorporated into the system and the planning functions for which the system can be used. The study compares and contrasts the differences between an MPC system for a maintenance organization and a manufacturing organization and concludes that the MPC system for a maintenance organization must account for the greater degree of variability that occurs within the process. The proposed system is composed of an information system which collects data from throughout an organization and a planning support and decision testing system which makes use of computer simulation models to test management decisions prior to their actual implementation. The basic outline is applied to the C-141 maintenance operation at Warner-Robins Air Logistics Center at Robins AFB, GA. A description of the organization and the C-141 maintenance process is provided. A specific system for Warner-Robins is proposed and a simulation model is developed. The use of such a system is illustrated by using the simulation model to address specific questions and concerns of the senior leadership at Warner-Robins. Manufacturing Planning and Control Systems, Production Control, Management Planning and Control, Maintenance Management, Simulation, Production Control, Aircraft Maintenance.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE