An Analysis of the Effects of Lean Logistics on the Current Air Force Reparable Pipeline: A Simulation Study
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH
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This research investigates the effect of Lean Logistics proposals on the current Air Force reparables pipeline. Lean Logistics proposes reducing reparable asset levels at operating bases, reducing transportation time between bases and depots, and reducing depot repair times. Computer simulation is used as a tool to perform a 3X3X3 full factorial experiment to determine the effects of the Lean Logistics proposals on fully mission capable aircraft and transportation cost. Results indicate that lean Logistics outperforms the current reparables pipeline in term of fully mission capable aircraft. A cost benefit analysis is performed to determine the trade offs between transportation costs and asset outlays. Logistics management, Pipeline, Inventory, Transportation, Repair.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies