Date of Award
Master of Science
Terrance Pohlen, PhD
Lean Logistics is an innovative proposal designed to reduce the costs associated with reparable inventory management. The purpose of this thesis is to determine whether a wartime lean logistics pipeline can maintain acceptable aircraft availability rates in response to induced variations of order and ship time (OST) and flying hours for deployed forces. The Dyna-MEIRIC Version 6.4 simulation program was used to evaluate nine different factor-level combinations. The factors, OST and flying hours were varied at three different levels, low, medium, and high. Analysis of the results was accomplished using a two-factor ANOVA. The authors discovered that while increasing OST greatly degraded available aircraft, flying hours did not significantly affect aircraft availability.
DTIC Accession Number
Gaddis, Craig S. and Haase, David A., "A Performance Analysis of the Air Force War Time Lean Logistics Pipeline" (1995). Theses and Dissertations. 6525.