Accession Number:

ADA275792

Title:

Identification of Problems Hindering Logistics Support of Commercial- Off-The-Shelf Computer Equipment

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF LOGISTICS AND ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT

Report Date:

1993-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

87.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to identify the specific problems currently hindering Air Force logistics support of COTS computer equipment and to recommend a support concept to overcome these problems. These objectives were accomplished with a literature review and a survey of logistics support experts. The survey asked the experts to identify problems hindering logistics support of deployable COTS computer equipment and to rank associated logistics support elements in order of importance. One hundred surveys were sent out and thirty- three were returned. Data analysis indicated that the logistics support elements that are most problematic for the logistics support of deployable COTS computer equipment are supply support, technical data, manpower and personnel, training and training support, and maintenance planning. Fifty-seven percent of the experts recommended a combination of bluesuit and contractor support to solve COTS support problems. COTS, Computer, Logistics.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Computer Hardware
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE