Accession Number : AD0748623

Title :   Alternatives to Present Methods for Selection of Items and Stockage Requirements Computations.

Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST WASHINGTON D C

Report Date : AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 109

Abstract : The report describes features of the Army stock plan analyzer (ASPA) model for measuring the costs and benefits of stocking an item at a given location, and for determining which items to stock on a cost-benefit basis. ASPA makes an individual stockage determination for each item at each location. About 80 policy and cost parameters in ASPA can be varied. ASPA has been run for an eleven-month period for mechanized Army DSUs in Europe. The numerical results of 17 policy and cost assumptions are compared and discussed.

Descriptors :   (*ARMY PROCUREMENT, INVENTORY CONTROL), (*DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, LOGISTICS), COST EFFECTIVENESS, DECISION MAKING, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, INVENTORY CONTROL, SELECTION, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE