Date of Award

3-24-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Department

Department of Operational Sciences

First Advisor

Kenneth L. Schultz, PhD.

Abstract

The 2013 National Defense Authorization Act allows the Air Force Air Logistics Complexes (ALCs) to promote workers proficient in more than one trade by one pay grade. Multi-skilling is the term used to describe workers trained in more than one job. The United States Air Force wants to utilize multi-skilling at these ALCS, but the effects of implementation are still unknown. This research focuses on the identification of skill retention influences to better understand this multi-skilling through the use of a human subjects experiment at two Air Force bases. We examine the retention of aircraft mechanics’ skill to evaluate the feasibility and consequences of initiating multi-skilling at the ALCS along with any traits correlating to higher levels of skill retentions.

AFIT Designator

AFIT-ENS-MS-16-M-130

DTIC Accession Number

Pending

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