Accession Number:

ADA415424

Title:

CWT and RWT Metrics Measure the Performance of the Army's Logistics Chain for Spare Parts

Descriptive Note:

Research note

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Army depends heavily on the readiness and operability of its weapon systems. Maintaining these weapon systems requires that spare parts be available where and when they are needed. Thus, the responsive functioning of the logistics chain for spare parts is critical to keeping equipment ready to operate. A responsive logistics chain for spare parts is also critical in deployments. When Army personnel know that parts can be quickly and dependably supplied through the logistics chain, units can deploy with fewer just in case supplies. As part of its efforts to improve the logistics chain for spare parts, the Army must measure the performance of its supply system in filling orders for materiel. Velocity Management VM is a RAND-developed and Army implemented system that measures such performance and seeks ways to improve it through its Define-Measure- Improve DMI methodology. As the term DMI implies, measurement is central to this improvement approach.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE