Enterprise Sustainment Metrics
Graduate research paper (Master's thesis)
AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT
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The Air Force sustainment enterprise does not have metrics that . . . adequately measure key sustainment parameters, according to the 2011 National Research Council of the National Academies study, Examination of the U.S. Air Forces Aircraft Sustainment Needs in the Future and Its Strategy to Meet Those Needs. That report further stated that although the Air Force has good metrics employed at the lower echelons, these metrics are not command-standardized and do not contribute to the overall assessment of the sustainment enterprise. This paper explores the development of a single metric, similar to the Naval Aviation Enterprises NAE Single Fleet Driven Metric SFDM Naval Aviation Forces, efficiently provided for tasking,to accurately assess sustainment efforts. Through qualitative comparative analysis of current Air Force Aircraft Availability and Performance-Based Logistics metrics and the support environment of the NAEs SFDM, it was determined that developing a single metric to accurately assess Air Force sustainment efforts is not feasible. To answer the question does the sustainment enterprise provide cost-effective readiness for a weapon system, a suite of metrics is required to make resource allocation decisions. Through this enhanced the visibility, the Air Force can optimize resources to increase aircraft availability while reducing operating support costs.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics