Accession Number : AD0646008

Title :   OPTIMUM COSAL COMPUTATION,

Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON D C LOGISTICS RESEARCH PROJECT

Personal Author(s) : Fennell,Joseph P.

Report Date : 19 SEP 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : Starting from basic considerations an optimization technique is developed for a class of problems concerned with overstocking and understocking of spare parts. The cost function under consideration is convex and is based upon parameters of military essentiality cost and cube. An elementary algebra is supplied for the negative binomial distribution. A computer program which effects the subject technique for the IBM 7080 is described in the latter part of the paper, and some general flowcharts are provided. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OPTIMIZATION, *LOGISTICS), COSTS, INVENTORY CONTROL, SPARE PARTS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, INVENTORY ANALYSIS, OPERATIONS RESEARCH

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE