An Analysis of Naval Aircraft Engine Container Management.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Reusable aircraft engine and engine component containers serve a critical yet unglamorous role in the naval aviation logistics pipeline. Paradoxically, these items which provide shipping and storage protection to the most expensive aviation parts receive the least management attention and lowest budgetary prioritization. This thesis focuses on current funding and inventory management practices of those containers. The research revealed that container procurement and repair is chronically underfunded resulting in low supply availability and increasing wait times. Additionally, inventory management and budgetary decisions are complicated by poor asset visibility and accountability. The full impact of container shortages is obscured, as current logistics information gathering practices do not track this variable. The thesis identifies some alternative policies that could improve existing engine container support.
- Military Aircraft Operations
- Containers and Packaging
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies