Accession Number : AD0697311

Title :   A METHODOLOGY FOR ESTIMATING EXPECTED USAGE OF REPAIR PARTS WITH NO USAGE HISTORY,

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

Personal Author(s) : Haber,Sheldon E. ; Sitgreaves,Rosedith

Report Date : 03 OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : A model is presented which focuses on the difficult problem of predicting demands for items with extremely low usage rates. These form the bulk of repair parts in military systems. The basic notion underlying the model is the pooling of usage data for items with movement for the purpose of estimating usage rates for those items which have shown no movement. A unique feature of the model is that it also makes possible the estimation of usage rates for items newly introduced into a system for which no previous usage history is available. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SPARE PARTS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS), (*INVENTORY, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION), INVENTORY CONTROL, LOGISTICS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, STATISTICAL PROCESSES, DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE