Development of the Base Support Plan Process Model for Evaluation of Proposed Process Improvement Initiatives.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF LOGISTICS AND ACQUIS ITION MANAGEMENT
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The base support plan BSP is the installation level plan to support unified and specified command wartime operations plans, as well as MAJCOM supporting plans. Two Armstrong Laboratory sponsored initiatives exist to automate and enhance some of the BSP processes the Survey Tool for Employment Planning STEP and Beddown Capability and Assessment Tool BCAT. This research explored the BSP process and improvement initiatives by 1 flowcharting the current process, 2 establishing where in the current process STEP and BCAT play a role, 3 developing a spreadsheet model of the process using Microsoft Excel and the program evaluation and review technique PERT for quantifying any possible BSP scenario, and 4 computing the estimated time savings STEP and BCAT can provide the USAF. The results of this research are threefold. First, a detailed BSP process map now exists filling a void experienced by logistics planners at all levels. Second, a model using Excel and PERT is available for users interested in improving their BSP process. This model can be adapted to any BSP scenario. And, finally, the model showed the average time to complete a BSP with and without STEP and BCAT are significantly different.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics