WARNER ROBINS AIR LOGISTICS CENTER ROBINS AFB GA
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A bar code based end item tracking and data collection system was designed for testing on four avionics production lines. A high priority was given to providing features which would replace paper based tasks with bar code scanning techniques. Databases and application programs hosted on minicomputers would log test and repair data as it occurred. The accumulated history would immediately be available at terminals in the shop area. End item status, failure and repair data, replaced components, and field generated performance information were included. Information required by external data systems was assimilated and transferred electronically. The project was given the name SMART Shop Statistical Maintenance And Repair Techniques. This project gives the depot shop an on-line electronic data resource to record test and repair actions as they occur. The data is instantly available at any other workstation to which the end item may go. The technician also has access to information relating to field reports of the end items performance and all prior test and repair actions. A major feature of the project is that it allows documenting and evaluating of any repair process improvement effort without setting up a stand alone database for tracking purposes. By replacing workbooks, maintenance data collection forms, inventory logbooks, and parts ordering forms with bar code scanning technology and electronic data communications, the average end item labor requirement is reduced by 35 minutes.
- Computer Systems
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies