Accession Number : AD0664324

Title :   A MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVE ON METRIC-MULTI-ECHELON TECHNIQUE FOR RECOVERABLE ITEM CONTROL,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Sherbrooke,Craig C.

Report Date : JAN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : A shorter, informal, nontechnical version of AD-645 684, describes the mathematical model of a base-depot supply system for recoverable items of the kind that represent almost 80 percent of the Air Force's investment in spares. METRIC-generated cost-effectiveness curves should be of great help in defending budget requests. The use of more parameters, including unit cost, and a more sophisticated measure of demand prediction for low-demand items should provide better stockage decisions. The use of one standard procedure for both requirements and distribution should help in solving many of the pressing interface problems. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INVENTORY CONTROL, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*LOGISTICS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL), SPARE PARTS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, AIR FORCE BUDGETS, INVENTORY CONTROL, DECISION MAKING, SUPPLY DEPOTS, STANDARDIZATION

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE