Accession Number : AD0257937

Title :   SPARE PARTS INVENTORIES FOR NATO

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : MENDERSHAUSEN,HORST

Report Date : 23 MAY 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : This study defines a number of features which ought to be possessed by jointly financed spare parts inventories operated for weapon systems common to NATO countries. It attempts to show the important problems that such an undertaking would face and systematically suggests solutions to them. The present study urges that the participating countries should build, in the NATO Supply Center, joint inventories for prompt service, and commit themselves to using these inventories fully. To achieve best results, materiel should be available to the users on requisition; certain procurement functions should be delegated by the countries; weapon system partnerships should be developed; and both purposes and inventory ranges clearly defined. Costs should be shared on a planned and equitable basis (outlined in the study). (Author)

Descriptors :   LOGISTICS, PROCUREMENT, SUPPLY DEPOTS, WEAPONS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE