Accuracy of Base-Reported Order and Ship Time Values
Final rept. Feb-May 2002
AIR FORCE LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT AGENCY GUNTER AFB AL
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Order and Ship Time OST values reported to Readiness Based Leveling RBL increased from 9.2 days October 2001 to 10.9 days January 2002-- an increase of 1.7 days. A review of base OST values found that many of the values from the January 2002 push were excessively high and most likely inaccurate. Many of these OST values were much greater than truncation points. We also found the SBSS excludes too much receipt data from OST computation. Excluding receipts from airlift investment items also affected base OST -- that is, an accurate OST could not be computed at times because a sufficient number of receipts had not accumulated. To correct base OST, the AF should modify the SBSS to 1 include receipts for airlift investment items 2 correct the use of truncation percentages and 3 correct the initialization problem. In the short-term we propose using a SURGE program to compute base OST. The SURGE will scan base transaction history records each quarter and collect a year of receipt data for both AF and DLA-managed items. The SURGE will apply the correct truncation percentage and generate a file of FCL3 images. The FCL transactions will then update the base OST data on the routine identifier record with accurate OST data.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies