The Operational Impact of Mobility Readiness Spares Package Configuration During Operation Iraqi Freedom
Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Operational Sciences
Bradley E. Anderson, PhD
Utilizing the Aircraft Sustainability Model (ASM), Air Force logisticians must determine the best possible number and mix of spares and repair parts for each deployable readiness spares package, better known as a mobility readiness spares package (MRSP). By analyzing MRSP support for Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF), Air Force leadership can have a current picture of MRSP operational effectiveness and mission support capabilities. This research focused on determining the current configuration of MRSPs for OIF by selecting a representative array of MRSPs and supported weapon systems actively involved in OIF, and obtaining relevant support effectiveness measures. Measures selected for analysis were MRSP fill rate, stockage effectiveness, issue effectiveness, mission capable spares rate, and total requirements variance. An analysis of MRSPs for the E-3B, F-16C, and HC-130P aircraft revealed varying levels of effectiveness when compared with overall contingency and supply chain metrics.
DTIC Accession Number
Smith, Dianna, "The Operational Impact of Mobility Readiness Spares Package Configuration During Operation Iraqi Freedom" (2004). Theses and Dissertations. 4014.