Accession Number : AD0745397

Title :   An Empirical Approach to Variable Safety Levels for Army Overseas Theatres.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT CENTER FORT LEE VA

Personal Author(s) : Chern,Chung-Mei

Report Date : MAY 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : The report describes empirical studies of demands placed on Army overseas inventory control centers by their customers and a methodology developed for constructing variable (statistical) safety level (VSL) tables suitable for use by ICCs. The methodology considers variability in both demands and in the overseas order and ship (replenishment) times. Relationships are developed for forecasting demands variability, measured in terms of percent error, based on item characteristics. VSL Tables are constructed for the Korean and European Theaters. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INVENTORY CONTROL, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*ARMY EQUIPMENT, MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING), LOGISTICS, FOREIGN POLICY, INVENTORY CONTROL, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, OPTIMIZATION, SPARE PARTS, STATISTICAL PROCESSES, REPLACEMENT THEORY, SOUTH KOREA

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE