Distributed, Multi-Echelon Logistics Management

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,806.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8103-08-C-0126
Award Id:
86733
Agency Tracking Number:
F073-108-1417
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
700 Research Center Blvd, MS 28, Fayetteville, AR, 72701
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
787026918
Principal Investigator:
Randy Kirk
CEO
(479) 236-5036
rkirk@aspiresolns.com
Business Contact:
Christel Kirk
CFO
(479) 236-5161
ckirk@aspiresolns.com
Research Institution:
n/a
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.

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