Accession Number : AD0286725

Title :   AUTOMATED PROCEDURE FOR STANDARDIZING FEDERAL SUPPLY ITEMS

Corporate Author : PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER N J

Personal Author(s) : KARLIN,SIDNEY

Report Date : SEP 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : An automated procedure was sought for rapidly determining potential standardization of items in the Federal Supply Classification System. The procedure developed can be applied to all classes in the FSC system. Use of key punch cards and Electric Accounting Machine equipment makes possible the arrangement of data in a format which facilitates analysis. It was observed that similar items sometimes have different Dept. of Defense codes; in addition, more than one Federal St ck Number has been assigned to items with the same DOD code. Consequently there is opportunity to reduce the number of stock codes. (Author)

Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS, *STANDARDIZATION, AUTOMATION, CLASSIFICATION, CODING, DATA, FLARES, PYROTECHNICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE