Accession Number:

ADA390983

Title:

The Effect of Improving the Logistics Pipeline on Supply Support of Aerospace Expeditionary Forces

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

163.0

Abstract:

One of the biggest considerations for an Aerospace Expeditionary Force AEF, in terms of cost and airlift requirement, is the use of aircraft spares kits to support combat operations. To date, these kits are built on the assumption that there would be no resupply for the first 30 days of a contingency. However, with more efficient transportation and information resources available today, it seems logical that resupply would occur much more quickly. If so, the Air Force should be able to trim its wartime stocks of aircraft spares. This thesis investigated the effect of improving the logistics pipeline on the size and cost of Air Force mobility readiness spares packages MRSPs. By using the Aircraft Sustainability Model ASM, it was shown that order and ship time was the most significant determinant of kit size and cost. Also, through an innovative use of the Forward Support Location FSL Option, a potential for significant savings in both airlift requirement and spares costs was identified. In addition, evidence to support the efficiency of the pipeline on the fly concept was presented. Under this model, aircraft spares would flow simultaneously from a depot as well as in a spares kit with a deploying unit.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE