Air Force Research Laboratory
Manuel D. Rossetti, Raymond R. Hill, Joseph P. Havlicek, Narayanan, Todd Hausman
University of Arkansas
The objective of this project is to model the effect of scheduled deliveries, time-based deliveries, mobile inventory resources, and cross shipments on the military readiness capabilities of weapons systems and their spare part supply chains.
The primary performance measure for US Air Force Fighter Wing logistic organizations is the ability to successfully launch aircraft on time and in the proper configuration to meet daily Air Task Orders. The key process includes sortie generation (servicing aircraft, loading the aircraft with fuel, programming warfare equipment, loading the aircraft with munitions, launching, recovery, inspection and maintenance). Logistics managers require additional decision-making and planning tools to help identify bottlenecks and reduce the risks in meeting flying schedules. The goal of this project is to develop simulation and mathematical modeling methodologies that will assist unit-level logistics managers in analyzing the effects of different resource allocation policies and identify risks in logistical plans. The models should encompass sortie generation, maintenance activities, and the effect of limited equipment and inventory.