publication . Doctoral thesis . 2000

The impact of turn around time in Brazilian Navy inventories

Casagrande, Mauricio;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Dec 2000
  • Publisher: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Abstract
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. This thesis analyzes how the operation of helicopters produced and supported by manufacturers in various countries affect Brazilian Navy repairable inventories levels and costs. The research is based on a scenario where the Brazilian Navy operates 68 helicopters, manufactured by contractors in USA, France, England and Italy, and the Brazilian Navy relies on these manufacturers for depot-level maintenance. We develop a simulation model representing the repair process of a group of critical helicopter components and measure the turn-around time (TAT). We also develop a readiness based model to find the optima...
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