Accession Number : AD0705511

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

Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON D C PROGRAM IN LOGISTICS

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

Report Date : 28 APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : In the paper a model is presented which focuses on the 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 common design items with movement for the purpose of estimating usage rates for similar 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 :   (*NAVAL EQUIPMENT, *SPARE PARTS), (*INVENTORY, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION), MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, INVENTORY CONTROL, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, STATISTICAL PROCESSES, DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE