Reliability Analysis During Operation Desert Storm


DeWitt, Terry A.; Price, Richard W.   (1992, ASQC)   U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command, Fort Knox, KY 40121-5215

Annual Quality Congress, Nashville TN    Vol. 46    No. 0
QICID: 9891    May 1992    pp. 706-710
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Article Abstract

The U.S Army Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM) used the computer software Combat Vehicle RAM Simulation (COVERS) to predict failure rates for military equipment used in Operation Desert Storm.

Commanders realized they would have little time to repair vehicles that broke down while being moved into position, so enlisted CASCOM to simulate movement and predict failure and recovery rates.

CASCOM selected three likely tactical march scenarios then simulated each one in COVERS. The simulation was loaded with data on parts availability, wait times, availability and response time of maintenance people, and known failure rates. Each scenario produced predicted times to failure and logistics delays.

Commanders followed the scenario that offered the least risk of breakdowns. Equipment at high risk was transported rather than driven and repair and replacement parts were ordered in advance.



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