Stock Funding of Depot Level Reparables: Win, Lose, or Draw?
Master's thesis Aug 1992-Jun 1993
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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The thirty-eight Defense Management Report Decisions DMRDs issued by the Department of Defense in late 1989 identified the potential to save nearly 40 billion during the five year period of fiscal years 1991 through 1995. This study investigates the effect of one of those decisions, DMRD 904, on equipment availability within the nine active duty, US Army divisions that are based in the continental United States. Equipment availability rates, mean time to repair rates and the dollar value of depot level reparables requisitioned during the first nine months following full implementation of the Armys program were analyzed and trends identified. Based on this analysis, it appears that the stock funding of depot level reparables is adversely affecting equipment availability, especially for very complex weapon systems such as tanks, helicopters, and infantry fighting vehicles. It was also noted that even though the total dollar value of depot level reparables being requisitioned is now lower than it was before 1 April 1992, an upward trend is developing. Defense Management Report Decision DMRD 904, Stock fund, Depot level reparable, Equipment availability, Mean time to repair, Linear regression
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