Accession Number : AD0748186

Title :   Computation and Research Evaluation System (CARES) II,

Corporate Author : NAVY FLEET MATERIAL SUPPORT OFFICE MECHANICSBURG PA OPERATIONS ANALYSIS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Shinskie,J. P. ; Brumbaugh,R. A.

Report Date : 05 SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : An objective of management in inventory control is the development of a system that permits optimum flexibility in seeking supply effectiveness (material availability) goals at minimum cost. Attainment of this objective at Navy Inventory Control Points requires the selection of control parameters that provide an acceptable workload of procurement actions while remaining within budget limitations for material. CARES (Computation and Research Evaluation System) 2 is a set of computer programs which emulate the performance of UICP (Uniform Inventory Control Point) system for ICPs and gives indications of effectiveness under operating conditions subject to budgetary constraints. It serves as a simulator, which considers the reparable items as well as consumable items. As a simulator CARES 2 aids the manager in his decision making process. By varying UICP parameter settings the impact of alternative budgetary and operational policies can be projected thereby allowing the inventory manager to plan by answering 'what if' questions more accurately. The report describes CARES 2, including applicable program documentation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INVENTORY CONTROL, NAVAL EQUIPMENT), (*NAVAL PROCUREMENT, DECISION MAKING), COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Programming and Software
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE