Accession Number : AD0481361

Title :   AN ANALYSIS OF RETAIL DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Mason, Philip J.

Report Date : 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The rise of the Defense Supply Agency and the General Services Administration as significant factors in the wholesaling of military material emphasize the need for skillful management of those broad aspects of the Supply System remaining under Navy control. The largest such aspect is retail distribution, the functional relationship between the Navy consumer and the supply activity in direct support of that consumer. This paper describes the advent and growth of self-service as a tool of retail distribution, defines alternative techniques, proposes a means of comparing the cost effectiveness of the various methods, and illustrates this means of comparison through a hypothetical situation. The primary argument is not for a particular system, but that all systems must be carefully and objectively analyzed prior to commitment to one alternative or another. (Author)

Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS), (*MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, MILITARY SUPPLIES, COST EFFECTIVENESS, INVENTORY, WAREHOUSES, SUPPLY DEPOTS, PROBLEM SOLVING, INFORMATION THEORY, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, INVENTORY CONTROL, MAINTENANCE.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE