Accession Number : AD0741075

Title :   The Spare Parts Allocation Problem with Imperfect Information. I.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Andrus,Alvin F. ; Gaver,Donald P.

Report Date : APR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : Specific decision rules for the spare parts allocation procedure for a system composed of two failure prone items are formulated and analysed. It is considered desirable to have the system operate successfully during a mission when space for only one spare is available. The decision rules formulated consider the use of operational data to decide where a spare is best placed. These rules have been numerically evaluated for several specific exponential time to failure distributions and tables associated with this evaluation are included. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INVENTORY CONTROL, *DECISION THEORY), STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, SPARE PARTS, EXPONENTIAL FUNCTIONS, PROBABILITY, RELIABILITY, TABLES(DATA)

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE