MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS PLANNING IN TURKISH AIR FORCE
Accompanying with the activation of enterprise resource planning software (HvBS), the Turkish Air Force (TuAF) is having a fundamental change on its system sustainability approach. This change will show itself on the acquisition decisions as a result of switching to a system based requirements computation approach, from a legacy material based one. Following the completion of the activation process, it is expected that the results of this new computation approach will provide constructive improvements on negative restrictions of initial Metric computation capabilities and remarkable savings on central acquisition budgets.
This article discusses the activation process of the HvBS Material Requirements Planning(MRP) functions in regards to the importance of MRP, problems affecting the process, past performance analysis of the current system and investigation of its successes and failures, suggestions on system based Vari-Metric algorithmic approach that will be implemented as a new capability with the activation to be able to produce reasonable results, possible gains of this new computation system and future research areas. Besides, with the help of a comparison between the new system based and legacy material based approaches, the personnel assigned in logistics acquisition posts have been targeted to have a vision on possible needs and problem areas.
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