The results of research on system-wide demand for spare parts by military aircraft. The relation of such demand to program elements is analyzed, and techniques are developed for forecasting future demands on the basis of past data. A new approach used in this study considers the relationships of substitution and interchangeability among parts, of part applicability within the weapons system, and of the differences between base-level and system-level demand for spare parts. In particular, the Worldwide Stock Balance and Consumption Reports are examined for B-47 airframe parts (primarily in Category I).
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