Accession Number : AD0691809

Title :   IMPROVED FORECASTING METHODS FOR ITEM MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE MANPOWER REQUIREMENTS,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Fishman,George S.

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 109

Abstract : The paper gives a description of improved methods for forecasting depot maintenance manpower requirements and depot item repair levels to facilitate effective long-term depot logistics planning. These methods improve on those currently used by making better use of available data and by being more responsive to specialized needs such as providing item forecasts for a single weapon system when the item is common to more than one weapon system. Flowcharts and computing algorithms are provided to assist in implementing the suggestions without a major revamping of the present system. The study concludes with a suggestion for comparing the present method with the proposed method based on real-life data.

Descriptors :   (*SUPPLY DEPOTS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL), (*INVENTORY CONTROL, PREDICTIONS), (*MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, *MANPOWER), MAINTENANCE, TIME STUDIES, REPLACEMENT THEORY, JET ENGINES, AIRCRAFT, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, FLOW CHARTING, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, ALGORITHMS

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE