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Master of Science

First Advisor

Judy A. Ford, PhD

Second Advisor

Michael Morabito, PhD


Computer simulation was used to evaluate the impact of a Logistics Control Facility LCF with a Total Asset Visibility TAV system on the AF logistics systems ability to support a weapon system. For this study, the B-1B was chosen as the weapon system of interest. Two performance measures, expected fully mission capable rates and expected pipeline quantities, were used to evaluate the simulation results. Two-sample tests were used to compare the current logistics configuration of the B-1B with the same configuration, but with an LCF controlling the movement of assets. The expected FMC rate performance measure showed significant results while the expected pipeline quantity performance measure did not. After determining that the LCF with a TAV system did have an impact on the ability of the AF logistics system to support a weapon system, fourteen different support configurations were evaluated. Variables included mode of transportation, use of buffer stocks, and use of intermediate repair facilities. Analysis of the results was accomplished using a randomized block ANOVA and Least Significant Difference comparison of means. For expected fully mission capable rates, mode of transportation was the most significant factor. For expected pipeline quantities, the use of intermediate repair facilities was the most significant factor.

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Co-authored thesis.

The authors' Vita pages are omitted.

Presented to the Faculty of the School of Logistics and Acquisition Management of the Air Force Institute of Technology.