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dc.contributor.advisorFerrer, Geraldo
dc.contributor.advisorDillard John T.
dc.contributor.authorPaskin, Matthew A.
dc.contributor.authorTrevino, Alice W.
dc.dateDecember 2007
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-22T15:31:27Z
dc.date.available2012-08-22T15:31:27Z
dc.date.issued2007-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/10166
dc.descriptionJoint Applied Projecten_US
dc.description.abstractThis research modeled and simulated the KC-135 aircraft's Programmed Depot Maintenance (PDM) Flight Controls Repair Cell to identify improvement opportunities for greater efficiency within the flight controls repair process. PDM is conducted by the 564th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 76th Aircraft Maintenance Group, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center (OC-ALC), Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The researchers focused on the repair cell's internal formal and informal communication flows and information processing to evaluate the impact on flight controls repair throughput time. Computational organizational modeling was employed to examine organizational design modifications and their effect on repair cycle-time, project cost, and project risk. The modeling and simulation software used is based upon organizational design theory and information-processing research. To build the baseline organizational model that emulated the actual repair process, the researchers collected data through interviews with repair cell personnel and through observation of the repair process. Modifications called ''interventions" were developed to simulate and analyze organizational design changes. The study concludes with the recommendation of feasible organizational design alternatives for OC-ALC decision-makers to improve the flight controls repair process and throughput time.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/employingorganiz1094510166
dc.format.extentxx, 146 p. ; 28 cm.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined
in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the
public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States
Code, Section 105, is not copyrighted in the U.S.en_US
dc.subject.lcshModeling -- Designen_US
dc.titleEmploying organizational modeling and simulation to deconstruct the KC-135 aircraft's programmed depot maintenance flight controls repair cellen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.subject.authorAir Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century (AFSO21)en_US
dc.subject.authorComputational Organizational Theoryen_US
dc.subject.authorOrganizational Modelingen_US
dc.subject.authorSimulationen_US
dc.subject.authorOrganizational Designen_US
dc.subject.authorInformation Processing and Knowledge Sharingen_US
dc.subject.authorThroughput and Cycle-Timeen_US
dc.subject.authorVirtual Design Team (VDT)en_US
dc.subject.authorKC-135 Stratotankeren_US
dc.subject.authorProgrammed Depot Maintenance (PDM)en_US
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.description.serviceUnited States Air Force authorsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Business Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineBusiness Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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