Advanced MRO Multi-Echelon Planning and Scheduling

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8103-07-C-0005
Agency Tracking Number: F061-330-4006
Amount: $99,775.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-330
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
25 South Oklahoma Avenue, Suite 300, Oklahoma City, OK, 73104
DUNS: 024384633
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Johnson
 Vice President/CIO
 (405) 228-4985
Business Contact
 Danae Battles
Title: Director of Operations
Phone: (405) 228-4985
Research Institution
The objective of this proposal is to identify and integrate multi-echelon constraints in Manufacturing Repair Overhaul (MRO) process planning and scheduling. The OC-ALC depot operates in a multi-echelon MRO environment that is highly constrained regarding its capacities, resources, deadlines, and other physical limitations. The representation, capture, satisfaction and relaxation of these constraints are essential to the process design, analysis, planning and simulation. Depot MRO environment has its own features that distinguish it from the traditional manufacturing and logistic management Furthermore, the multi-echelon constraints in MRO process planning have not been fully addressed. To address the need of capturing depot domain dynamics, we propose to design a platform-independent optimization software package that will model the multi-echelon environment of depot MRO with emphasis on the operational constraint capture, representation, satisfaction and relaxation in the planning and scheduling process. The model will be established using Workflow and Petri net technology. A Genetic Algorithm module will be developed to discover the optimal solution that satisfies the maximum number of constraints.

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