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Unnecessary Waste in Military Repair/Supply System

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Repair of aircraft components is split into three levels: Depot, Intermediate (MALS), and Organizational (Sqaudron). When a part is deemed "repairable" and damaged at the O-Level, it is sent to the I-Level for repair and then to the D-Level if the I-Level cannot fix it. The system works in reverse as well. If a repairable part is found damaged at the Depot level, an I-level may have some repair capability for that part... more »

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Order Parts Commercially Online

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The cost threshold to make it economic to repair anything is currently $5,000. If we partnered with a commercial supply company such as Lowes and had them create a software program for ordering parts, we could reduce costs, capture necessary data and make it economical to repair things that we currently throw away because they cost less than $5,000. Sailors currently go to the local hardware store for items, we find... more »

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