Accession Number : AD0258580

Title :   COMPUTATIONAL PROCEDURES FOR OBTAINING MODULAR NUMBERS

Corporate Author : QUARTERMASTER CORPS WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : GREVILLE,T.N.E.

Report Date : DEC 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A modular number is defined as an optimum package size for a supply item that will minimize handling effort in supplying one item to each a number of consumers grouped into various units of known sizes. Two different criteria for expressing numerically what is meant by minimizing handling effort are suggested. If highspeed computing facilities are available, the determination of the modular number under either criterion could be carried out by a brute force technique. However, if the computations must be made manually (perhaps with the aid of a desk calculator), short-cuts are desirable. Two types of step-by-step procedures oriented toward manual computation are developed. Either procedure can be adapted to either of the criteria proposed by the QM Board. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CONTAINERS, *NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES, ARMY OPERATIONS, LOGISTICS, OPERATIONS RESEARCH

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE