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Distributed, Multi-Echelon Logistics Management

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
86733
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F073-108-1417
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aspire Solutions, Inc
323 W Spring St Fayetteville, AR -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Distributed, Multi-Echelon Logistics Management
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8103-08-C-0126
Award Amount: $99,806.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of this proposal is to develop multi-echelon logistics management tools based on Agile principles and integrate them into the Manufacturing Repair Overhaul (MRO) environment. The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center (OC-ALC) current processes are sub-optimized and focus on each individual operation. This research would create a global optimization by balancing the key issues that impact the overall flow of the aircraft. Depot MRO has its own unique set of challenges that make it different then traditional manufacturing. The age of their aircraft and the different operating environments of each aircraft further compound issues not addressed in conventional manufacturing. To address the unique needs of the MRO environment, we propose to develop heuristic strategies that approximate the optimal solution, and overcome the long computational time associated with exact solutions. These tools will utilize heuristic optimization strategies and be designed to enable the OC-ALC to react to the short lead-time environment common with its unpredictable repairs.

Principal Investigator:

Randy Kirk
CEO
4792365036
rkirk@aspiresolns.com

Business Contact:

Christel Kirk
CFO
4792365161
ckirk@aspiresolns.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ASPIRE SOLUTIONS, INC.
700 Research Center Blvd MS 28 Fayetteville, AR 72701

EIN/Tax ID: 201796655
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No