Order and Ship Times of Communication-Electronic Components Under Lean Logistics and Conventional Air Force Reparable Pipeline: A Comparative Study.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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Lean logistics LL is a new logistics system that applies state-of-art business practices utilized in private industry to Air Force logistics processes. Several LL demonstrations have been initiated to develop the best way to implement these new practices in the operational arena. This study focused on the Command, Control, Communications, and Computers C4 lean logistics demonstration. The reparables in this demonstration differ from aircraft reparables in that they are highly reliable and high-value items. This research determines that the use of LL principles results in shorter order and ship times for the customer. As a follow-on to this finding the study presents a methodology for comparing the cost of carrying inventory under LL and the traditional pipeline and demonstrates how LL principles result in considerably lower carrying costs.
- Administration and Management
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies