Accession Number : AD0488291

Title :   THE VARIABLE STOCK LEVEL (VSL) PROGRAM (AN INVENTORY CONTROL SYSTEM FOR STOCK POINTS),

Corporate Author : NAVAL SUPPLY DEPOT MECHANICSBURG PA APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT DIV

Personal Author(s) : Bernstein, G. B. ; Crum, G. S. ; Dively, J. M.

Report Date : 01 JUN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : The objective of the Variable Stock Level (VSL) Program is to assist the Stock Point Supply Officer and his staff to attain maximum supply effectiveness while operating within budget constraints. For inventories financially controlled by the U.S. Navy Fleet Material Support Office (FMSO), present policy provides funds for two and one-half months of supply. There exists no direct relationship at the Stock Point between stock funds and operating and maintenance funds. That is, O + M fund money cannot be used to replenish system stocks. The size of the staff is controlled by funded ceiling, which determines the number of supply actions, such as procurements, that can be processed. The VSL Program searches for the best combination of policies for operation within the two budgets.

Descriptors :   (*INVENTORY CONTROL, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL), (*INVENTORY CONTROL, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL), MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, STATISTICAL PROCESSES, REPLACEMENT THEORY, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE