Space Shuttle Orbiter logistics - Managing in a dynamic environmentThe importance and methods of monitoring logistics vital signs, logistics data sources and acquisition, and converting data into useful management information are presented. With the launch and landing site for the Shuttle Orbiter project at the Kennedy Space Center now totally responsible for its own supportability posture, it is imperative that logistics resource requirements and management be continually monitored and reassessed. Detailed graphs and data concerning various aspects of logistics activities including objectives, inventory operating levels, customer environment, and data sources are provided. Finally, some lessons learned from the Shuttle Orbiter project and logistics options which should be considered by other space programs are discussed.
Renfroe, Michael B. (NASA John F. Kennedy Space Center Cocoa Beach, FL, United States)
Bradshaw, Kimberly (NASA Kennedy Space Center; Rockwell International Corp. Cocoa Beach, FL, United States)