Accession Number : AD0714069

Title :   A Proposed Modification to the Criteria for Selecting Critical Items.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE LOGISTICS COMMAND WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO OPERATIONS ANALYSIS OFFICE

Personal Author(s) : Presutti,Victor J. , Jr. ; Katz,Irving ; Potter,Layman J. , Jr. ; Rappaport,Herman S.

Report Date : OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : A mathematical model has been developed for use in selecting items to receive the intensive management of the critical item program. The model has as its objective the minimization of essentiality-weighted NORS (Not Operationally Ready-Supply) downtime, subject to a cost constraint. Under the assumptions used in the model, a solution was obtained which reflects optimal use of funds available for procurement of spares. An empirical test is planned, to test the validity of the model and to make possible a 'calibration' of the scaled factors it introduces. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR FORCE EQUIPMENT, CLASSIFICATION), (*DECISION MAKING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT, STANDARDS), OPERATIONS RESEARCH, FACTOR ANALYSIS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, SPARE PARTS, COSTS, AIR FORCE BUDGETS, TIME

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE