An analysis and implementation of a land environment spare parts scaling model for the Canadian Forces
Inventory control -- Mathematical models.
Canada -- Armed Forces -- Inventory control.
AdvisorHigle, Julia L.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis thesis examines the spare parts mission scaling problem within the land environment of the Canadian Forces. A revision was done to the recently proposed Land Automated Scaling System, thus providing a readily implementable version of this model. This revised model determines the kit of spare parts for a first or second line unit to carry in order to maximize the operational availability of the deployed weapons systems, subject to a volume constraint. Bayesian methods and actual part demand data are used to revise the demand distribution to more accurately reflect the distribution of the number of parts required during a mission, taking into account the environmental conditions and usage mode of the equipment. The model is easy to use, requiring readily available and easily accessible input data. In addition, it can be operated on a Base minicomputer, thus allowing it to be used by the ordinance engineering and supply officers at the unit/formation level to produce and revise their parts scales as their situation requires.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Systems and Industrial Engineering