|Student Name:||Captain Karl Bolt|
|Thesis:||SUPPLIER QUALITY ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS (SQAR) AND TAG SUBMISSION ANALYSIS: IMPROVING THE INITIAL SUBMISSION PROCESS AT THE F-22 DEPOT|
|Location:||ENS Conference Room|
|Date & Time:||02/20/2013 at 1100|
|Abstract:|| This thesis explores the impact of the Supplier Quality Assessment Requirements (SQAR) and TAG submission process on depot maintenance operations at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex (ALC) located at Hill Air Force Base (AFB), UT. The SQAR/TAG submission process is a time consuming and extremely costly to the Air Force. Analysis is performed to look at improving efficiencies and reducing the costs associated with the SQAR/TAG process. To identify significant variables impacting cradle-to-grave days for the SQAR/TAG submission process, a regression analysis is performed. An Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) breaks down the different discrepancies with regard to cradle-to-grave days. A Pareto analysis is used to identify high-driver discrepancies based on number of SQARs/TAGs, mean cradle-to-grave days, and variability. High drivers are Value Stream Mapped (VSM) and a discrete event simulation is created to compare the current system with a potential future-state systems. Four different designs are compared and recommendations are made for future research and operations.