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Master of Science


Department of Operational Sciences

First Advisor

William A. Cunningham, III, PhD


The development of Expeditionary Aerospace Force (EAF) operations requires rethinking of many Air Force functions. A Logistics Transformation Team, comprising Air Force and KPMG Consulting Incorporation personnel, is leading much of this transformation work. The very first step of the transformation initiatives is demand planning, which is the process of translating the war fighter's needs into executable logistics support plans and schedules. One important area that the demand planning focuses on is engine maintenance. This sub-mission is assigned to the F101 Engine Pathfinder Team, which is responsible for increasing the availability of the F101 engine. As part of the F101 Engine Pathfinder Team's effort, the focus of this thesis is to apply Modeling and Simulation (M&S), Response Surface Methodology (RSM), and Linear Programming (LP) to examine ways to reduce repair cycle time and work in process (WIP) investment for the F101 Low Pressure Turbine (LPT) rotor. We specifically evaluate a variety of job scheduling policies and spare levels.

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