Accession Number:

ADA270521

Title:

Using Air Force Operational Priorities to Set Aircraft Availability Targets in DRIVE

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

The Air Force Materiel Command has been developing the DRIVE program for several years. It was inspired by problems with forecasting long-term requirements for spares and the need for a more responsive depot repair and distribution system. DRIVE uses the most recent information about assets, failures, and weapon system availability targets to determine priorities for repair and distribution. Two critical inputs to this process are the peacetime and wartime aircraft availability targets. This report evaluates DRIVEs ability to shift support among bases by adjustment of their targets. It then examines how to set the targets to reflect unit operational priorities as set by the Headquarters, USAF Operations Logistics OpsLog Working Group. Two recommendations are made First, DRIVE baseline aircraft availability targets should remain at 100 percent for all units for peacetime and at an average of 85 percent for the wartime surge period for all units with a wartime mission. Second, the Air Force should adjust, on a unit-by-unit basis, the wartime surge aircraft availability targets according to the OpsLog priority matrix scheme consistent with an average wartime surge goal of 85 percent. Operational priorities, DRIVE, DRIVE Targets, Aircraft availability, Priority matrix

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE