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Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management


Department of Operational Sciences

First Advisor

William A. Cunningham, III, PhD


Aircraft supply parts is an important factor in preparing the aircraft to do its mission. Due to delayed delivery of parts or inefficient delivery process, time may be lost waiting for aircraft supply parts, causing mission delay or failure. By tackling the delivery delay causes we can insure improvement on delivery process. In order to gather data for this thesis two different tools were used, aircraft parts data and an interview. Data was gathered from the F15 maintenance and supply squadrons in the Royal Saudi Air Force. Results of this research showed diverting in the main duty of supply depot and forecasting mismanagement which resulted in insufficient parts stock. The study finally concluded with recommendations to improve current process by performing better and dynamic forecasting in order to achieve timely replenishment of parts by supply depot.

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