Master's Culminating Experience
This research conducts a cost-benefit analysis of the implementation of lean logistics to the repair of aircraft structural components at the Air Force Material Command's (AFMC) Warner Robins Air Logistics Center (WR-ALC). A literature review identifies new business practices in the automotive industry, collectively 'termed "lean production," that were translated by the RAND Corporation into a modified Air Force logistics system-- the "lean logistics" model.
Theoretical costs and benefits from the lean logistics model are translated into empirical costs and benefits associated with aircraft structural repair. The cost-benefit analysis results clearly demonstrate that express distribution costs for the sizable aircraft structural components significantly contribute to costs exceeding benefits for this specific depot logistics subsystem process.
Ruggiero, R. J.
(1995). A Cost-Benefit Analysis for the Implementation of Lean Logistics to Aircraft Structural Repair at the Air Force Material Command's Warner Robins Air Logistics Center/Depot. .