This paper aims to measure the effect of supply discrepancy reports (SDRs) on military aircraft readiness metrics, including aircraft availability, not mission capable supply (NMCS) hours, cannibalizations and mission-impaired capability awaiting parts (MICAP) hours.
Monthly SDR, NMCS, aircraft cannibalizations and MICAP data from 2009 to 2018 are analyzed using linear regression and independent samples t-tests to examine whether discrepant shipments negatively impact aircraft readiness.
Journal of Defense Analytics and Logistics
Weber, M., Steeneck, D., & Cunningham, W. (2020). Order fulfillment errors and military aircraft readiness. Journal of Defense Analytics and Logistics, 4(1), 71–87. https://doi.org/10.1108/JDAL-05-2018-0009