Advanced MRO Multi-Echelon Planning and Scheduling

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8103-08-C-0071
Agency Tracking Number: F061-330-4006
Amount: $749,957.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
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: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Billy Gaston
 (405) 228-4985
Business Contact
 Dee Wilson
Title: Comptroller
Phone: (405) 228-4985
Research Institution
Many Department of Defense (DoD) weapon systems are operating beyond their original design specifications, resulting in failures requiring unplanned parts, materials and sustainment procedures. Such U.S. Air Force weapon systems are collectively denoted as aging aircraft. A large number of aging aircraft in conjunction with newer weapon systems are overhauled, repaired and reused directly or indirectly to aid the war-fighter in the existing Global War on Terrorism. Therefore, reducing the number of aircraft undergoing repair and overhaul at a given time to increase weapon system availability is a challenge DoD has faced increasingly since the launch of the current war effort. For these reasons, ensuring optimal fleet readiness by creating and adopting new maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) strategies has become primary initiatives of DoD Air Logistic Centers (ALCs) across the United States. Some of the previously adopted initiatives that have added value by producing immediate results, such as reduction in turnaround time and maintenance cost, include Lean Transformations and Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) techniques. Although these initiatives have successfully transitioned current MRO practices into an improved position of effectiveness, they have also managed to highlight the remaining inefficiencies that pose challenges in the present MRO environment.

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