We simply do not know our spare part consumption patterns across DoD. Even in those rare instances where we do, we do not share this information with our suppliers and manufacturers.
—Alan F. Estevez, assistant deputy under secretary of defense for supply chain integration
Figure 9. Tactical Unit Stage.
Readiness reporting trends from the field were becoming increasingly worrisome by fall 2002. Overall, short-term aviation readiness seemed to be holding although longer term trends suggested slow yet noticeable decline. This apparently healthy state of tactical aviation units was partly illusion, ...